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Social Theory and Social Structure
This new printing is not a newly revised edition, only an enlarged one. The revised edition of 1957 remains intact except that its short introduction has been greatly expanded to appear here as Chapters I and II. The only other changes are technical and minor ones: the correction of typographical errors and amended indexes of subjects and names.
Hardcover, 702 pages
Published August 1st 1968 by Free Press
(first published 1949)
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