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Quest for excitement sport and leisure in the civilizing process by Norbert Elias

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementNorbert Elias and Eric Dunning.
ContributionsDunning, Eric, 1936-
LC ClassificationsGV706.5
The Physical Object
Paginationx,313p. ;
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21989817M
ISBN 100631146547

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