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How class works power and social movement by Stanley Aronowitz

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


  • Social classes -- United States,
  • Social movements -- United States,
  • Power (Social sciences) -- United States

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementStanley Aronowitz.
LC ClassificationsHN90.S6 A75 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 263 p. ;
Number of Pages263
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23240221M
ISBN 100300098596
LC Control Number2002151179

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