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Negotiating the contested terrain of narrative methods in illness contexts. / Thomas, Carol.

In: Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol. 32, No. 4, 05.2010, p. 647-660.

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Thomas, Carol. / Negotiating the contested terrain of narrative methods in illness contexts. In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 2010 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 647-660.

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