A sport sociological analysis of urban running communities in Denmark

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A sport sociological analysis of urban running communities in Denmark. / Pedersen, Line Kremmer.

Nordic Sociological Association Conference 2018 - NSA 2018 - Aalborg, Denmark, 8th - 10th August 2018: Book of Abstracts. 2018. s. 114.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferenceabstrakt i proceedingsForskning

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Pedersen, LK 2018, A sport sociological analysis of urban running communities in Denmark. i Nordic Sociological Association Conference 2018 - NSA 2018 - Aalborg, Denmark, 8th - 10th August 2018: Book of Abstracts. s. 114, Aalborg, Danmark, 08/08/2018.

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Pedersen, L. K. (2018). A sport sociological analysis of urban running communities in Denmark. I Nordic Sociological Association Conference 2018 - NSA 2018 - Aalborg, Denmark, 8th - 10th August 2018: Book of Abstracts (s. 114)

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Pedersen LK. A sport sociological analysis of urban running communities in Denmark. I Nordic Sociological Association Conference 2018 - NSA 2018 - Aalborg, Denmark, 8th - 10th August 2018: Book of Abstracts. 2018. s. 114

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Pedersen, Line Kremmer. / A sport sociological analysis of urban running communities in Denmark. Nordic Sociological Association Conference 2018 - NSA 2018 - Aalborg, Denmark, 8th - 10th August 2018: Book of Abstracts. 2018. s. 114

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