A shameful affair? A figurational study of the change room and showering culture connected to physical education in Danish upper secondary schools

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A shameful affair? A figurational study of the change room and showering culture connected to physical education in Danish upper secondary schools. / Frydendal, Stine; Thing, Lone Friis.

I: Sport, Education and Society, 06.01.2019.

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Frydendal, S & Thing, LF 2019, 'A shameful affair? A figurational study of the change room and showering culture connected to physical education in Danish upper secondary schools', Sport, Education and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2018.1564654

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Frydendal, S., & Thing, L. F. (2019). A shameful affair? A figurational study of the change room and showering culture connected to physical education in Danish upper secondary schools. Sport, Education and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2018.1564654

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Frydendal S, Thing LF. A shameful affair? A figurational study of the change room and showering culture connected to physical education in Danish upper secondary schools. Sport, Education and Society. 2019 jan 6. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2018.1564654

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Frydendal, Stine ; Thing, Lone Friis. / A shameful affair? A figurational study of the change room and showering culture connected to physical education in Danish upper secondary schools. I: Sport, Education and Society. 2019.

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