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Am I fine? Exploring everyday life ambiguities and potentialities of embodied sensations in a Danish middle-class community

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Am I fine? Exploring everyday life ambiguities and potentialities of embodied sensations in a Danish middle-class community. / Offersen, Sara Marie Hebsgaard; Risør, Mette Bech; Vedsted, Peter; Andersen, Rikke Sand.

I: Medicine Anthropology Theory, Bind 3, Nr. 3, 13.12.2016, s. 23-45.

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