Race, political identity, and citizenship in Ghana the example of the Lebanese by Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong

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Published by Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra, Ghana .

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StatementEmmanuel K. Akyeampong
ContributionsGhana Academy of Arts and Sciences
LC ClassificationsDT510.43.L42 A39 2006
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Pagination73 p. ;
Number of Pages73
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Open LibraryOL24563443M
ISBN 109789988841086
LC Control Number2009349498

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Smith, Tony. Foreign Entanglements: The Power of Ethnic Groups in the Making of American Foreign Policy, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press,   Those of us who are white, born in this country, cisgender and not of a minority religious faith can have the luxury of turning away from identity politics in order to focus on economic inequality.

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