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Concrete governmentality : shelters and the transformations of preparedness. / Deville, Joseph; Guggenheim, Michael; Hrdličková, Zuzana.

In: The Sociological Review, Vol. 62, No. Supp. S1, 06.2014, p. 183-210.

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Deville, J, Guggenheim, M & Hrdličková, Z 2014, 'Concrete governmentality: shelters and the transformations of preparedness', The Sociological Review, vol. 62, no. Supp. S1, pp. 183-210. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12129

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Deville, J., Guggenheim, M., & Hrdličková, Z. (2014). Concrete governmentality: shelters and the transformations of preparedness. The Sociological Review, 62(Supp. S1), 183-210. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12129

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Deville J, Guggenheim M, Hrdličková Z. Concrete governmentality: shelters and the transformations of preparedness. The Sociological Review. 2014 Jun;62(Supp. S1):183-210. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12129

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Deville, Joseph ; Guggenheim, Michael ; Hrdličková, Zuzana. / Concrete governmentality : shelters and the transformations of preparedness. In: The Sociological Review. 2014 ; Vol. 62, No. Supp. S1. pp. 183-210.

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