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Identity capital: an application from a longitudinal ethnographic study of self-construction during the years of school

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Identity capital : an application from a longitudinal ethnographic study of self-construction during the years of school. / Warin, Jo.

In: British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2015, p. 689-706.

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Warin J. Identity capital: an application from a longitudinal ethnographic study of self-construction during the years of school. British Journal of Sociology of Education. 2015;36(5):689-706. Epub 2013 Dec 10. doi: 10.1080/01425692.2013.849565

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Warin, Jo. / Identity capital : an application from a longitudinal ethnographic study of self-construction during the years of school. In: British Journal of Sociology of Education. 2015 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 689-706.

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