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Theory of collective behavior. by Neil J. Smelser

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Published by Routledge & Paul in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social psychology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p.388-427.

Other titlesCollective behavior.
SeriesInternational library of sociology and social reconstruction
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 436 p. :
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20637950M

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