Local class relations within the dialectics of value and socialisation: the case of Kayseri

Gündoğdu, İbrahim
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Citation Formats
İ. Gündoğdu, “Local class relations within the dialectics of value and socialisation: the case of Kayseri,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2015.