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Understanding Feelings, Barriers, and Conflicts in Festivals and Events; the Impact upon Family QOL

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Understanding Feelings, Barriers, and Conflicts in Festivals and Events; the Impact upon Family QOL. / Stadler, Raphaela; Jepson, Allan.

The Routledge Handbook of Festivals. ed. / Judith Mair. 1. ed. Routledge, 2018. p. 235-243.

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Stadler, Raphaela ; Jepson, Allan. / Understanding Feelings, Barriers, and Conflicts in Festivals and Events; the Impact upon Family QOL. The Routledge Handbook of Festivals. editor / Judith Mair. 1. ed. Routledge, 2018. pp. 235-243

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