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Mobile Transformations of 'Public' and 'Private' Life. / Sheller, M.; Urry, John.

In: Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 20, No. 3, 06.2003, p. 107-125.

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Sheller, M & Urry, J 2003, 'Mobile Transformations of 'Public' and 'Private' Life.', Theory, Culture and Society, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 107-125. https://doi.org/10.1177/02632764030203007

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Sheller M, Urry J. Mobile Transformations of 'Public' and 'Private' Life. Theory, Culture and Society. 2003 Jun;20(3):107-125. doi: 10.1177/02632764030203007

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Sheller, M. ; Urry, John. / Mobile Transformations of 'Public' and 'Private' Life. In: Theory, Culture and Society. 2003 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 107-125.

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