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Ghostly Matters

Haunting and the Sociological Imagination

by Avery F. Gordon

  • 288 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by University of Minnesota Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anthropology,
  • Social problems,
  • Sociology,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Social aspects,
  • Ghosts,
  • Postmodernism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8070031M
    ISBN 10081662089X
    ISBN 109780816620890


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