Lives opposed: perceptivity and tacticality in conflict and crime

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Lives opposed : perceptivity and tacticality in conflict and crime. / Vigh, Henrik Erdman.

In: Social Anthropology - Anthropologie Sociale, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2018, p. 487-501.

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Vigh, HE 2018, 'Lives opposed: perceptivity and tacticality in conflict and crime', Social Anthropology - Anthropologie Sociale, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 487-501. https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12545

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Vigh, H. E. (2018). Lives opposed: perceptivity and tacticality in conflict and crime. Social Anthropology - Anthropologie Sociale, 26(4), 487-501. https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12545

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Vigh HE. Lives opposed: perceptivity and tacticality in conflict and crime. Social Anthropology - Anthropologie Sociale. 2018;26(4):487-501. https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12545

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Vigh, Henrik Erdman. / Lives opposed : perceptivity and tacticality in conflict and crime. In: Social Anthropology - Anthropologie Sociale. 2018 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 487-501.

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