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Blood Red and Neon Stain: The para-site of colour in micro-mobile geographies

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Blood Red and Neon Stain : The para-site of colour in micro-mobile geographies. / Southern, Jen; Dillon, Rod.

2019. Paper presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart, Australia.

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Southern, J & Dillon, R 2019, 'Blood Red and Neon Stain: The para-site of colour in micro-mobile geographies', Paper presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart, Australia, 9/07/19 - 13/07/19.

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Southern, J., & Dillon, R. (2019). Blood Red and Neon Stain: The para-site of colour in micro-mobile geographies. Paper presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart, Australia.

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Southern J, Dillon R. Blood Red and Neon Stain: The para-site of colour in micro-mobile geographies. 2019. Paper presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart, Australia.

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Southern, Jen ; Dillon, Rod. / Blood Red and Neon Stain : The para-site of colour in micro-mobile geographies. Paper presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart, Australia.

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