In the Field: A Sociologist’s Journey

  title={In the Field: A Sociologist’s Journey},
  author={C. Blad},
  journal={Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews},
  pages={629 - 631}
  • C. Blad
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews
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