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sociology of knowledge in the United States of America a trend report and bibliography by Kurt H. Wolff

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Published by Mouton in The Hague .
Written in English


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Text in English and French.

Statementprepared for the International Sociological Association under the auspices of the International Committee for Social Sciences Documentation.
SeriesCurrent sociology -- 15/1
ContributionsInternational Sociological Association., International Committee for Social Sciences Documentation.
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Open LibraryOL13825386M

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