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Sylvia’s story: Time, liminal space and the maternal commons:

Published on May 11, 2020in Qualitative Social Work
· DOI :10.1177/1473325020915777
Jadwiga Leigh5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Lancaster University),
Sylvia Wilson (Lancaster University)
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In this article, we draw on concepts of time, liminal space and narrative therapy to explore the interactions that we, the authors, engaged in before, during and after our sessions together. New Be...
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