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Social and Critical Theory

Social and Critical Theory

A Critical Horizons Book Series

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Published by Brill Academic Publishers .
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Conflict and Critical Theories—— United States and arrived in New York in Coser did his Ph.D. work at Columbia University, where he studied under Robert K.

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