Visible and invisible ageing: beauty work as a response to ageism

@article{Clarke2008VisibleAI,
  title={Visible and invisible ageing: beauty work as a response to ageism},
  author={L. Clarke and M. Griffin},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={653 - 674}
}
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