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‘Come on, get happy!’: exploring absurdity and sites of alternate ordering in Twin Peaks

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‘Come on, get happy!’ : exploring absurdity and sites of alternate ordering in Twin Peaks. / Loacker, Bernadette; Peters, Luc.

In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, Vol. 15, No. 3, 09.2015, p. 621-649.

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Loacker, B & Peters, L 2015, '‘Come on, get happy!’: exploring absurdity and sites of alternate ordering in Twin Peaks', Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 621-649.

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Loacker, B., & Peters, L. (2015). ‘Come on, get happy!’: exploring absurdity and sites of alternate ordering in Twin Peaks. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, 15(3), 621-649.

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Loacker B, Peters L. ‘Come on, get happy!’: exploring absurdity and sites of alternate ordering in Twin Peaks. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization. 2015 Sep;15(3):621-649.

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Loacker, Bernadette ; Peters, Luc. / ‘Come on, get happy!’ : exploring absurdity and sites of alternate ordering in Twin Peaks. In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization. 2015 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 621-649.

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