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Postcolonial girl: mediated intimacy and migrant audibility

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Postcolonial girl : mediated intimacy and migrant audibility. / Tyler, Imogen; Gill, Rosalind.

In: Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, 12.03.2013, p. 78-94.

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Tyler, I & Gill, R 2013, 'Postcolonial girl: mediated intimacy and migrant audibility', Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 78-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2013.771008

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Tyler, I., & Gill, R. (2013). Postcolonial girl: mediated intimacy and migrant audibility. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 15(1), 78-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2013.771008

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Tyler I, Gill R. Postcolonial girl: mediated intimacy and migrant audibility. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 2013 Mar 12;15(1):78-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2013.771008

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Tyler, Imogen ; Gill, Rosalind. / Postcolonial girl : mediated intimacy and migrant audibility. In: Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 2013 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 78-94.

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