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Happiness: understandings, narratives and discourses

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Happiness : understandings, narratives and discourses. / Hyman, Laura.

Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 192 p.

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Hyman, L 2014, Happiness: understandings, narratives and discourses. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

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Hyman L. Happiness: understandings, narratives and discourses. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 192 p.

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Hyman, Laura. / Happiness : understandings, narratives and discourses. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 192 p.

Bibtex

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