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Published by Wiley; published under the auspices of the Institute for Comparative Sociology in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sociology -- Research -- Congresses,
  • Sociology -- Comparative method -- Congresses,
  • Research,
  • Social sciences

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementEdited by Michael Armer [and] Allen D. Grimshaw.
SeriesComparative studies in behavioral science
ContributionsArmer, Michael, ed., Grimshaw, Allen Day, ed., Institute for Comparative Sociology.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM48 .C64
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 473 p.
Number of Pages473
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5415756M
ISBN 100471033219
LC Control Number73007604

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