Periphery and metropole in the history of sociology

  title={Periphery and metropole in the history of sociology},
  author={Raewyn Connell},
  journal={Sociologisk Forskning},
  • R. Connell
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • Sociology
  • Sociologisk Forskning
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