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Grand Hotel Abyss

Stuart Jeffries

Grand Hotel Abyss

the lives of the Frankfurt School

by Stuart Jeffries

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    Subjects:
  • Sociology,
  • Frankfurt school of sociology,
  • Philosophers,
  • Sociologists,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Critical theory,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-428) and index.

    StatementStuart Jeffries
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM467 .J44 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination440 pages
    Number of Pages440
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27215894M
    ISBN 101784785687
    ISBN 109781784785680
    LC Control Number2016015391
    OCLC/WorldCa934193239

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