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The Domestication of Death: the sequestration thesis and domestic figuration. / Stanley, Liz; Wise, Sue.

In: Sociology, Vol. 45, No. 6, 12.2011, p. 947-962.

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Stanley, Liz ; Wise, Sue. / The Domestication of Death: the sequestration thesis and domestic figuration. In: Sociology. 2011 ; Vol. 45, No. 6. pp. 947-962.

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