Looking ‘out of place’: Analysing the spatial and symbolic meanings of dementia care settings through dress

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Looking ‘out of place’ : Analysing the spatial and symbolic meanings of dementia care settings through dress. / Buse, Christina; Twigg, Julia.

In: International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2014, p. 69-95.

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Buse, C & Twigg, J 2014, 'Looking ‘out of place’: Analysing the spatial and symbolic meanings of dementia care settings through dress', International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 69-95. https://doi.org/10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.20149169

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Buse, C., & Twigg, J. (2014). Looking ‘out of place’: Analysing the spatial and symbolic meanings of dementia care settings through dress. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 9(1), 69-95. https://doi.org/10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.20149169

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Buse C, Twigg J. Looking ‘out of place’: Analysing the spatial and symbolic meanings of dementia care settings through dress. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life. 2014;9(1):69-95. https://doi.org/10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.20149169

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Buse, Christina ; Twigg, Julia. / Looking ‘out of place’ : Analysing the spatial and symbolic meanings of dementia care settings through dress. In: International Journal of Ageing and Later Life. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 69-95.

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