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Co-producing the Car and the Stratified Street: Automobility and Space in Russia

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Co-producing the Car and the Stratified Street : Automobility and Space in Russia. / Morris, Jeremy.

The Post-socialist Street. red. / Tauri Tuvikene; Ger Duijzings. Berghahn Books, 2021.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/proceedingBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

Harvard

Morris, J 2021, Co-producing the Car and the Stratified Street: Automobility and Space in Russia. i T Tuvikene & G Duijzings (red), The Post-socialist Street. Berghahn Books.

APA

Morris, J. (Accepteret/In press). Co-producing the Car and the Stratified Street: Automobility and Space in Russia. I T. Tuvikene, & G. Duijzings (red.), The Post-socialist Street Berghahn Books.

CBE

Morris J. 2021. Co-producing the Car and the Stratified Street: Automobility and Space in Russia. Tuvikene T, Duijzings G, red. I The Post-socialist Street. Berghahn Books.

MLA

Morris, Jeremy "Co-producing the Car and the Stratified Street: Automobility and Space in Russia". og Tuvikene, Tauri Duijzings, Ger (red.). The Post-socialist Street. Berghahn Books. 2021.

Vancouver

Morris J. Co-producing the Car and the Stratified Street: Automobility and Space in Russia. I Tuvikene T, Duijzings G, red., The Post-socialist Street. Berghahn Books. 2021

Author

Morris, Jeremy. / Co-producing the Car and the Stratified Street : Automobility and Space in Russia. The Post-socialist Street. red. / Tauri Tuvikene ; Ger Duijzings. Berghahn Books, 2021.

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