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Social Theory: The Multicultural And Classic Readings
Title:Social Theory: The Multicultural And Classic Readings
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ISBN:0813315840
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Number of Pages:688
Category:Sociology, Non fiction, Philosophy, Theory, Read for school, Academic
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Social Theory: The Multicultural And Classic Readings, Durkheim's Ghosts: Cultural Logics and Social Things, Thinking the Unthinkable: The Riddles of Classical Social Theories, Social Things: An Introduction to the Sociological Life, Post Modernism Is Not What You Think, Muhammad Ali: Trickster in the Culture of Irony, Social Theory: The Multicultural, Global, and Classic Readings, Sociology After the Crisis, Michael Foucault Social Theory and Transgression, Why Niebuhr Matters
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