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Murder on the Tokyo subway: nerve centres, religion and violence

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Murder on the Tokyo subway : nerve centres, religion and violence . / Reader, Ian.

In: Space and Polity, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2013, p. 377-392.

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Reader, Ian. / Murder on the Tokyo subway : nerve centres, religion and violence . In: Space and Polity. 2013 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 377-392.

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