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Anthropology through literature: cross-cultural perspectives. by James P. Spradley

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Literature, Modern -- 20th century,
  • Prose literature

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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by James P. Spradley [and] George E. McDonough.
ContributionsMcDonough, George E., 1924- joint comp.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6014 .S716
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 412 p.
Number of Pages412
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5293121M
LC Control Number72013633

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