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Place and space in social work

Published on May 11, 2020in Qualitative Social Work
· DOI :10.1177/1473325020918794
Lia Bryant (UniSA: University of South Australia), Charlotte Williams1
Estimated H-index: 1
(MDH: Mälardalen University College)
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