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Breaching Private Life with Authority: Finding a necessary feature of social work

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Breaching Private Life with Authority : Finding a necessary feature of social work. / May-Chahal, Corinne; Man Kwong, Har.

In: Qualitative Social Work, Vol. 10, No. 4, 22.12.2011, p. 520-536.

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May-Chahal, Corinne ; Man Kwong, Har. / Breaching Private Life with Authority : Finding a necessary feature of social work. In: Qualitative Social Work. 2011 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 520-536.

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