'Winning Life' and the Discpline of Death at Iwawa Island

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'Winning Life' and the Discpline of Death at Iwawa Island. / Løvgren, Rose; Turner, Simon.

In: Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 84, No. 1, 01.2019, p. 27-40.

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Løvgren, R & Turner, S 2019, ''Winning Life' and the Discpline of Death at Iwawa Island', Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, vol. 84, no. 1, pp. 27-40. https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2017.1373687

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Løvgren, R., & Turner, S. (2019). 'Winning Life' and the Discpline of Death at Iwawa Island. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, 84(1), 27-40. https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2017.1373687

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Løvgren R, Turner S. 'Winning Life' and the Discpline of Death at Iwawa Island. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology. 2019 Jan;84(1):27-40. https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2017.1373687

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Løvgren, Rose ; Turner, Simon. / 'Winning Life' and the Discpline of Death at Iwawa Island. In: Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology. 2019 ; Vol. 84, No. 1. pp. 27-40.

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