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Musine Kokalari and the power of images: law, aesthetics and memory regimes in the Albanian experience

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Musine Kokalari and the power of images : law, aesthetics and memory regimes in the Albanian experience. / Fijalkowski, Agata.

In: International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, Vol. 28, No. 3, 01.09.2015, p. 577-602.

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Fijalkowski, Agata. / Musine Kokalari and the power of images : law, aesthetics and memory regimes in the Albanian experience. In: International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. 2015 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 577-602.

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