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The Oxford Handbook of the Self

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The Oxford Handbook of the Self. / Gallagher, Shaun (Editor).

Oxford : OUP, 2011. 640 p. (Oxford Handbooks).

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Harvard

Gallagher, S (ed.) 2011, The Oxford Handbook of the Self. Oxford Handbooks, OUP, Oxford.

APA

Gallagher, S. (Ed.) (2011). The Oxford Handbook of the Self. (Oxford Handbooks). Oxford: OUP.

Vancouver

Gallagher S, (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of the Self. Oxford: OUP, 2011. 640 p. (Oxford Handbooks).

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Gallagher, Shaun (Editor). / The Oxford Handbook of the Self. Oxford : OUP, 2011. 640 p. (Oxford Handbooks).

Bibtex

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