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Producing space, tracing authority: mapping the 2007 San Diego wildfires

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Producing space, tracing authority : mapping the 2007 San Diego wildfires. / Petersen, Katrina Gooding.

In: The Sociological Review, Vol. 62, No. Supplement S1, 06.2014, p. 91-113.

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Petersen KG. Producing space, tracing authority: mapping the 2007 San Diego wildfires. The Sociological Review. 2014 Jun;62(Supplement S1):91-113. Epub 2014 Mar 18. doi: 10.1111/1467-954X.12125

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Petersen, Katrina Gooding. / Producing space, tracing authority : mapping the 2007 San Diego wildfires. In: The Sociological Review. 2014 ; Vol. 62, No. Supplement S1. pp. 91-113.

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