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Central Currents in Social Theory: Contemporary Sociological Theory

1920-2000 (Central Currents in Social Theory)


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Published by Sage Publications Ltd .
Written in English

  • Social theory,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Sociological Theory,
  • History Of Sociological Thought,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Sociology - Social Theory,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Sociology - General,
  • History,
  • Philosophy,
  • Social sciences

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRaymond Boudon (Editor), Mohamed Cherkaoui (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages1976
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8030429M
    ISBN 100761962425
    ISBN 109780761962427

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