Social theory in contemporary Asia

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Published by Routledge in New York, NY .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statement[edited by] Ann Brooks
SeriesRoutledge advances in sociology -- 51
Classifications
LC ClassificationsH61 .S7752 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24490343M
ISBN 109780415551090, 9780203849736
LC Control Number2009050284

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