Now and Then - Diasporic Identity Processes among South Asian Young Adults in Scandinavia

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Udgivelsesdato: oktober
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care
Vol/bind4
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)16-28
Antal sider13
ISSN1747-9894
StatusUdgivet - 2008

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Now and Then - Diasporic Identity Processes among South Asian Young Adults in Scandinavia. / Singla, Rashmi.

I: International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, Bind 4, Nr. 2, 2008, s. 16-28.

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