Denied, but Effective - Stock Stories in Danish Welfare Work with Refugees

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Denied, but Effective - Stock Stories in Danish Welfare Work with Refugees. / Padovan-Özdemir, Marta; Øland, Trine.

In: Race Ethnicity and Education, 14.08.2020.

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Padovan-Özdemir, M & Øland, T 2020, 'Denied, but Effective - Stock Stories in Danish Welfare Work with Refugees', Race Ethnicity and Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2020.1798375

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Padovan-Özdemir, M., & Øland, T. (2020). Denied, but Effective - Stock Stories in Danish Welfare Work with Refugees. Race Ethnicity and Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2020.1798375

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Padovan-Özdemir M, Øland T. Denied, but Effective - Stock Stories in Danish Welfare Work with Refugees. Race Ethnicity and Education. 2020 Aug 14. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2020.1798375

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Padovan-Özdemir, Marta ; Øland, Trine. / Denied, but Effective - Stock Stories in Danish Welfare Work with Refugees. In: Race Ethnicity and Education. 2020.

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