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More-than-human Nights: Intersecting lived experience and diurnal rhythms in the nocturnal city

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More-than-human Nights : Intersecting lived experience and diurnal rhythms in the nocturnal city. / Griffiths, Rupert; Dunn, Nick.

ICNS Proceedings. ed. / Manuel Garcia-Ruiz; Jordi Nofre. Lisbon : ISCTE, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 2020. p. 203-220.

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Griffiths, R & Dunn, N 2020, More-than-human Nights: Intersecting lived experience and diurnal rhythms in the nocturnal city. in M Garcia-Ruiz & J Nofre (eds), ICNS Proceedings. ISCTE, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, pp. 203-220, International Conference on Night Studies, Lisbon, Portugal, 2/07/20.

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Griffiths, R., & Dunn, N. (2020). More-than-human Nights: Intersecting lived experience and diurnal rhythms in the nocturnal city. In M. Garcia-Ruiz, & J. Nofre (Eds.), ICNS Proceedings (pp. 203-220). ISCTE, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

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Griffiths R, Dunn N. More-than-human Nights: Intersecting lived experience and diurnal rhythms in the nocturnal city. In Garcia-Ruiz M, Nofre J, editors, ICNS Proceedings. Lisbon: ISCTE, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. 2020. p. 203-220

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Griffiths, Rupert ; Dunn, Nick. / More-than-human Nights : Intersecting lived experience and diurnal rhythms in the nocturnal city. ICNS Proceedings. editor / Manuel Garcia-Ruiz ; Jordi Nofre. Lisbon : ISCTE, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 2020. pp. 203-220

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