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Connections. / Urry, John.

In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2004, p. 27-37.

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Urry, J 2004, 'Connections.', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 27-37. https://doi.org/10.1068/d322t

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Urry, J. (2004). Connections. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 22(1), 27-37. https://doi.org/10.1068/d322t

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Urry J. Connections. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2004;22(1):27-37. doi: 10.1068/d322t

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Urry, John. / Connections. In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2004 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 27-37.

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