The myth of individualism

how social forces shape our lives
  • 175 Pages
  • 1.33 MB
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers , Lanham
Individualism, Conformity, Cu
StatementPeter L. Callero.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM1276 .C35 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 175 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24094161M
ISBN 100742599892, 0742599906, 0742599914
ISBN 139780742599895, 9780742599901, 9780742599918
LC Control Number2009022971

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