Three Metacultures of Modernity

  title={Three Metacultures of Modernity},
  author={Edward A. Tiryakian},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={118 - 99}
  • E. Tiryakian
  • Published 1 February 1996
  • Philosophy
  • Theory, Culture & Society
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