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Tradition and Transition in South Africa

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Published by Transaction Publishers .
Written in English


  • Anthropology,
  • Cultural studies,
  • History: World,
  • Cultural And Social Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • South Africa,
  • Social conditions,
  • General,
  • Mayer, Iona,
  • Mayer, Philip,
  • Acculturation,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Ethnic relations

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsAndrew Spiegel (Editor), Patrick McAllister (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8612864M
ISBN 101560000503
ISBN 109781560000501

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