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Published by Dept. of Anthropology, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anthropology,
  • Social conditions,
  • Study and teaching

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 171-176.

    Statementedited by Conrad Phillip Kottak
    SeriesSpecial issue : Michigan discussions in anthropology -- vol. 6, no. 1 Fall, 1980, Michigan discussions in anthropology -- v. 6, no. 1.
    ContributionsUniversity of Michigan. Dept. of Anthropology
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 176 p.;
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26572028M


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