Noisy Lives, Noisy Bodies: Exploring the Sensorial Embodiment of Class

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Noisy Lives, Noisy Bodies: Exploring the Sensorial Embodiment of Class. / Merrild, Camilla Hoffmann; Vedsted, Peter; Andersen, Rikke Sand.

In: Anthropology in Action, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.03.2017, p. 13-19.

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Merrild, Camilla Hoffmann ; Vedsted, Peter ; Andersen, Rikke Sand. / Noisy Lives, Noisy Bodies: Exploring the Sensorial Embodiment of Class. In: Anthropology in Action. 2017 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 13-19.

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