The Complexity of Survival: Asylum Seekers, Resilience and Religion

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The Complexity of Survival: Asylum Seekers, Resilience and Religion. / Lorensen, Marlene Ringgaard; Buch-Hansen, Gitte.

Faith in the system? Religion in the (Danish) asylum system . red. / Marie Juul Petersen; Steffen Bo Jensen. Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2019. s. 113-124 10.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

Harvard

Lorensen, MR & Buch-Hansen, G 2019, The Complexity of Survival: Asylum Seekers, Resilience and Religion. i MJ Petersen & SB Jensen (red), Faith in the system? Religion in the (Danish) asylum system ., 10, Aalborg Universitetsforlag, s. 113-124.

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Lorensen, M. R., & Buch-Hansen, G. (2019). The Complexity of Survival: Asylum Seekers, Resilience and Religion. I M. J. Petersen, & S. B. Jensen (red.), Faith in the system? Religion in the (Danish) asylum system (s. 113-124). [10] Aalborg Universitetsforlag.

Vancouver

Lorensen MR, Buch-Hansen G. The Complexity of Survival: Asylum Seekers, Resilience and Religion. I Petersen MJ, Jensen SB, red., Faith in the system? Religion in the (Danish) asylum system . Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 2019. s. 113-124. 10

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Lorensen, Marlene Ringgaard ; Buch-Hansen, Gitte. / The Complexity of Survival: Asylum Seekers, Resilience and Religion. Faith in the system? Religion in the (Danish) asylum system . red. / Marie Juul Petersen ; Steffen Bo Jensen. Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2019. s. 113-124

Bibtex

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