Social stratification: research and theory for the 1970s.
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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Social classes,
  • Social classes -- United States -- Addresses, essays, lectures

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Edition Notes

Other titlesSociological inquiry.
StatementEdited by Edward O. Laumann.
ContributionsLaumann, Edward O., ed.
LC ClassificationsHT609 .S63
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p.
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4576838M
LC Control Number77135769

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