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Young, free and single?: theorising partner relationships during the first year of university

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Young, free and single? theorising partner relationships during the first year of university. / Finn, Kirsty.

In: British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013, p. 94-111.

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Finn, Kirsty. / Young, free and single? theorising partner relationships during the first year of university. In: British Journal of Sociology of Education. 2013 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 94-111.

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