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The Institutions of Meaning

A Defense of Anthropological Holism

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$58.50 • £46.95 • €52.50

ISBN 9780674728783

Publication Date: 03/11/2014

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392 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Vincent Descombes is Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Stephen Adam Schwartz is a Senior Lecturer in French at University College Dublin.

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