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EDI LEARNING RESOURCES SERIES
Seeing for Yourself
The World Bank
Washington, D. C.
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First priming December 1995
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Eileen Kane is head of the Department of Anthropology at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland.
The cover photo is by Andrea Bosch.