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Irigaray's Ecological Phenomenology: towards an elemental materialism

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Irigaray's Ecological Phenomenology : towards an elemental materialism. / Stone, Alison.

In: Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Vol. 46, No. 2, 14.04.2015, p. 117-131.

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Stone, A 2015, 'Irigaray's Ecological Phenomenology: towards an elemental materialism', Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 117-131. https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2014.960747

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Stone A. Irigaray's Ecological Phenomenology: towards an elemental materialism. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. 2015 Apr 14;46(2):117-131. Epub 2015 Feb 12. doi: 10.1080/00071773.2014.960747

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Stone, Alison. / Irigaray's Ecological Phenomenology : towards an elemental materialism. In: Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. 2015 ; Vol. 46, No. 2. pp. 117-131.

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