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Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts, Educational Division in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sociology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementEdited by John C. McKinney and Edward A. Tiryakian.
ContributionsMcKinney, John C., 1920- ed., Tiryakian, Edward A., ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM24 .T48
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 538 p.
Number of Pages538
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5697024M
ISBN 100390623709
LC Control Number70098703

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