Understanding Ageing: Biological And Social Constructions

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Understanding Ageing : Biological And Social Constructions. / Latimer, Joanna Elizabeth; Cox, Lynne; Davis, Terence.

The New Sciences of Ageing. ed. / Alan Walker. Bristol : Polity Press, 2014. p. 25-76.

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Latimer, JE, Cox, L & Davis, T 2014, Understanding Ageing: Biological And Social Constructions. in A Walker (ed.), The New Sciences of Ageing. Polity Press, Bristol, pp. 25-76.

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Latimer, J. E., Cox, L., & Davis, T. (2014). Understanding Ageing: Biological And Social Constructions. In A. Walker (Ed.), The New Sciences of Ageing (pp. 25-76). Bristol: Polity Press.

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Latimer JE, Cox L, Davis T. Understanding Ageing: Biological And Social Constructions. In Walker A, editor, The New Sciences of Ageing. Bristol: Polity Press. 2014. p. 25-76

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Latimer, Joanna Elizabeth ; Cox, Lynne ; Davis, Terence. / Understanding Ageing : Biological And Social Constructions. The New Sciences of Ageing. editor / Alan Walker. Bristol : Polity Press, 2014. pp. 25-76

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