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How is disability understood? An examination of sociological approaches. / Thomas, C. J.

In: Disability and Society, Vol. 19, No. 6, 01.10.2004, p. 569-583.

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Thomas, C. J. / How is disability understood? An examination of sociological approaches. In: Disability and Society. 2004 ; Vol. 19, No. 6. pp. 569-583.

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