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Timely Rubies: Temporality and Greenlandic gems

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Timely Rubies : Temporality and Greenlandic gems. / Brichet, Nathalia Sofie.

I: The Extractive Industries and Society, Bind 5, Nr. 2, 2018, s. 267-273.

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Brichet, NS 2018, 'Timely Rubies: Temporality and Greenlandic gems', The Extractive Industries and Society, bind 5, nr. 2, s. 267-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2018.03.001

APA

Brichet, N. S. (2018). Timely Rubies: Temporality and Greenlandic gems. The Extractive Industries and Society, 5(2), 267-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2018.03.001

CBE

Brichet NS. 2018. Timely Rubies: Temporality and Greenlandic gems. The Extractive Industries and Society. 5(2):267-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2018.03.001

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Brichet, Nathalia Sofie. "Timely Rubies: Temporality and Greenlandic gems". The Extractive Industries and Society. 2018, 5(2). 267-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2018.03.001

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Brichet NS. Timely Rubies: Temporality and Greenlandic gems. The Extractive Industries and Society. 2018;5(2):267-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2018.03.001

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Brichet, Nathalia Sofie. / Timely Rubies : Temporality and Greenlandic gems. I: The Extractive Industries and Society. 2018 ; Bind 5, Nr. 2. s. 267-273.

Bibtex

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