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Aunting practices that sustain family and community life by Laura L. Ellingson

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Published by Baylor University Press in Waco, Tex .
Written in English


  • Aunts,
  • Families

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementLaura L. Ellingson and Patricia J. Sotirin.
ContributionsSotirin, Patricia J.
LC ClassificationsHQ759.94 .E45 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24039645M
ISBN 109781602581524
LC Control Number2010000764

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