The pursuit of attention power and individualism in everyday life by Charles Derber

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Published by G. K. Hall in Boston .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Interpersonal relations.,
  • Social interaction.,
  • Individualism.,
  • Social status.,
  • Power (Social sciences)

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Book details

StatementCharles Derber.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM132 .D468
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 110 p. :
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4411469M
ISBN 100816190097
LC Control Number79015041
OCLC/WorldCa5008251

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The pursuit of attention by Charles Derber; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Individualism, Interpersonal relations, Power (Social sciences), Social interaction, Social status.

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