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Welfare and self care: Institutionalised visions for a good life in Danish day-care centres

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Welfare and self care : Institutionalised visions for a good life in Danish day-care centres. / Gulløv, Eva.

I: Anthropology in Action, Bind 18, Nr. 3, 2011, s. 21-32.

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