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Patchy anthropocene: Landscape structure, multispecies history, and the retooling of anthropology: An introduction to supplement 20

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Patchy anthropocene: Landscape structure, multispecies history, and the retooling of anthropology: An introduction to supplement 20. / Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt; Mathews, Andrew S.; Bubandt, Nils.

I: Current Anthropology, Bind 60, Nr. S20, 08.2019, s. S186-S197.

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Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt ; Mathews, Andrew S. ; Bubandt, Nils. / Patchy anthropocene: Landscape structure, multispecies history, and the retooling of anthropology: An introduction to supplement 20. I: Current Anthropology. 2019 ; Bind 60, Nr. S20. s. S186-S197.

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