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Published by University Press of Florida in Gainesville .
Written in English

  • Material culture.,
  • Materialism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-209) and index.

    Statementedited by Martin F. Murphy and Maxine L. Margolis.
    ContributionsMurphy, Martin F., 1949-, Margolis, Maxine L., 1942-
    LC ClassificationsGN406 .S35 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 223 p. ;
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1277513M
    ISBN 100813014131, 081301414X
    LC Control Number95009219

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