Social Morphology and Human Ecology

  title={Social Morphology and Human Ecology},
  author={Leo Francis Schnore},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={620 - 634}
  • L. F. Schnore
  • Published 1 May 1958
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
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