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Published by Springer-Verlag in New York .
Written in English


  • Group identity.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 250-293) and index.

Statementedited by Dominic Abrams and Michael A. Hogg.
ContributionsAbrams, Dominic, 1958-, Hogg, Michael A., 1954-
LC ClassificationsHM131 .S5844 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 297 p. :
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1858077M
ISBN 100387913890
LC Control Number90010350

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