Reclaiming Humanity : From Capacities to Capabilities in Understanding Parenting in Adversity. / Gupta, Anna; Featherstone, Brid; White, Sue.

In: British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 46, No. 2, 01.03.2016, p. 339-354.

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Reclaiming Humanity : From Capacities to Capabilities in Understanding Parenting in Adversity. / Gupta, Anna; Featherstone, Brid; White, Sue.

In: British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 46, No. 2, 01.03.2016, p. 339-354.

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Gupta, A, Featherstone, B & White, S 2016, 'Reclaiming Humanity: From Capacities to Capabilities in Understanding Parenting in Adversity', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 339-354. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcu137

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Gupta, Anna ; Featherstone, Brid ; White, Sue. / Reclaiming Humanity : From Capacities to Capabilities in Understanding Parenting in Adversity. In: British Journal of Social Work. 2016 ; Vol. 46, No. 2. pp. 339-354.

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