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Huey P. Newton’s Intercommunalism : An Unacknowledged Theory of Empire. / Narayan, John.

In: Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.05.2019, p. 57-85.

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Narayan, J 2019, 'Huey P. Newton’s Intercommunalism: An Unacknowledged Theory of Empire', Theory, Culture and Society, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 57-85. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276417741348

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Narayan, J. (2019). Huey P. Newton’s Intercommunalism: An Unacknowledged Theory of Empire. Theory, Culture and Society, 36(3), 57-85. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276417741348

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Narayan J. Huey P. Newton’s Intercommunalism: An Unacknowledged Theory of Empire. Theory, Culture and Society. 2019 May 1;36(3):57-85. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276417741348

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Narayan, John. / Huey P. Newton’s Intercommunalism : An Unacknowledged Theory of Empire. In: Theory, Culture and Society. 2019 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 57-85.

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