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On symbols in anthropology essays in honor of Harry Hoijer, 1980 by James W. Fernandez

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Published by Published for the UCLA Dept. of Anthropology by Undena Publications in Malibu .
Written in English


  • Hoijer, Harry, 1904-,
  • Ethnology,
  • Symbolism

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statementby James Fernandez, Melford Spiro, Milton Singer ; Jacques Maquet, editor.
SeriesOther realities ;, v. 3
ContributionsHoijer, Harry, 1904-, Spiro, Melford E., Singer, Milton B., Maquet, Jacques Jérôme Pierre, 1919-
LC ClassificationsGN452.5 .F47 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination133 p. ;
Number of Pages133
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3787786M
ISBN 10089003091X, 0890030901
LC Control Number81052797

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