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C. Wright Mills 50 Years On: The Promise and Craft of Sociology Revisited

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C. Wright Mills 50 Years On : The Promise and Craft of Sociology Revisited. / Gane, Nicholas Boris; Back, Les.

In: Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 29, No. 7-8, 12.2012, p. 399-421.

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Gane, NB & Back, L 2012, 'C. Wright Mills 50 Years On: The Promise and Craft of Sociology Revisited', Theory, Culture and Society, vol. 29, no. 7-8, pp. 399-421. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276412459089

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Gane, N. B., & Back, L. (2012). C. Wright Mills 50 Years On: The Promise and Craft of Sociology Revisited. Theory, Culture and Society, 29(7-8), 399-421. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276412459089

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Gane NB, Back L. C. Wright Mills 50 Years On: The Promise and Craft of Sociology Revisited. Theory, Culture and Society. 2012 Dec;29(7-8):399-421. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276412459089

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Gane, Nicholas Boris ; Back, Les. / C. Wright Mills 50 Years On : The Promise and Craft of Sociology Revisited. In: Theory, Culture and Society. 2012 ; Vol. 29, No. 7-8. pp. 399-421.

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