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Relinquishing the practices of a lifetime : observations on ageing, caring and literacies.

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Relinquishing the practices of a lifetime : observations on ageing, caring and literacies. / Hamilton, Mary.

In: Literacy and Numeracy Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2009, p. 63-74.

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Hamilton, Mary. / Relinquishing the practices of a lifetime : observations on ageing, caring and literacies. In: Literacy and Numeracy Studies. 2009 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 63-74.

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