The Community Question: The Intimate Networks of East Yorkers

@article{Wellman1979TheCQ,
  title={The Community Question: The Intimate Networks of East Yorkers},
  author={Barry Wellman},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1979},
  volume={84},
  pages={1201 - 1231}
}
  • B. Wellman
  • Published 1 March 1979
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
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