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Struggle as metaphor in European Union discourses on unemployment. / Wodak, Ruth; Straehle, C.; Weiss, G.; MuntigL, P.; Sedlak, M.

In: Discourse and Society, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.1999, p. 67-99.

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Wodak, R, Straehle, C, Weiss, G, MuntigL, P & Sedlak, M 1999, 'Struggle as metaphor in European Union discourses on unemployment.', Discourse and Society, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 67-99. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957926599010001004

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Wodak, R., Straehle, C., Weiss, G., MuntigL, P., & Sedlak, M. (1999). Struggle as metaphor in European Union discourses on unemployment. Discourse and Society, 10(1), 67-99. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957926599010001004

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Wodak R, Straehle C, Weiss G, MuntigL P, Sedlak M. Struggle as metaphor in European Union discourses on unemployment. Discourse and Society. 1999 Jan;10(1):67-99. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957926599010001004

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Wodak, Ruth ; Straehle, C. ; Weiss, G. ; MuntigL, P. ; Sedlak, M. / Struggle as metaphor in European Union discourses on unemployment. In: Discourse and Society. 1999 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 67-99.

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