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This other and other others. / Ahmed, Sara.

In: Economy and Society, Vol. 31, No. 4, 11.2002, p. 558-572.

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Ahmed, S 2002, 'This other and other others.', Economy and Society, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 558-572. https://doi.org/10.1080/03085140022000020689

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Ahmed, S. (2002). This other and other others. Economy and Society, 31(4), 558-572. https://doi.org/10.1080/03085140022000020689

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Ahmed S. This other and other others. Economy and Society. 2002 Nov;31(4):558-572. https://doi.org/10.1080/03085140022000020689

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Ahmed, Sara. / This other and other others. In: Economy and Society. 2002 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 558-572.

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