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Encounters with—and accounting for—loss: the wearing of the past

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Encounters with—and accounting for—loss : the wearing of the past. / Wilkinson, Alexander William.

In: Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 22, No. 5, 06.2016, p. 395-405.

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Wilkinson, Alexander William. / Encounters with—and accounting for—loss : the wearing of the past. In: Qualitative Inquiry. 2016 ; Vol. 22, No. 5. pp. 395-405.

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