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Grammars of Crisis. / Boletsi, Maria; de Bloois, Joost; Gräbner, Cornelia; Houwen, Janna; Papanikolaou, Dimitris ; Tsagdis, Georgios .

(Un)timely Crises: Chronotopes and Critiques. ed. / Maria Boletsi; Natashe Lemos Dekker; Kasia Mika; Ksenia Robbe. Cham : Palgrave Pivot, 2021. p. 23-49 (Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society ).

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Boletsi, M, de Bloois, J, Gräbner, C, Houwen, J, Papanikolaou, D & Tsagdis, G 2021, Grammars of Crisis. in M Boletsi, N Lemos Dekker, K Mika & K Robbe (eds), (Un)timely Crises: Chronotopes and Critiques. Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society , Palgrave Pivot, Cham, pp. 23-49, (Un)timely Crises, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17/10/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74946-0_3

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Boletsi, M., de Bloois, J., Gräbner, C., Houwen, J., Papanikolaou, D., & Tsagdis, G. (2021). Grammars of Crisis. In M. Boletsi, N. Lemos Dekker, K. Mika, & K. Robbe (Eds.), (Un)timely Crises: Chronotopes and Critiques (pp. 23-49). (Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society ). Palgrave Pivot. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74946-0_3

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Boletsi M, de Bloois J, Gräbner C, Houwen J, Papanikolaou D, Tsagdis G. Grammars of Crisis. In Boletsi M, Lemos Dekker N, Mika K, Robbe K, editors, (Un)timely Crises: Chronotopes and Critiques. Cham: Palgrave Pivot. 2021. p. 23-49. (Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society ). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74946-0_3

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Boletsi, Maria ; de Bloois, Joost ; Gräbner, Cornelia ; Houwen, Janna ; Papanikolaou, Dimitris ; Tsagdis, Georgios . / Grammars of Crisis. (Un)timely Crises: Chronotopes and Critiques. editor / Maria Boletsi ; Natashe Lemos Dekker ; Kasia Mika ; Ksenia Robbe. Cham : Palgrave Pivot, 2021. pp. 23-49 (Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society ).

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