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Raja Shehadeh's Palestinian Walks and the Concrete Ecology of Settlement

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Raja Shehadeh's Palestinian Walks and the Concrete Ecology of Settlement. / Dickinson, Philip.

In: Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2018, p. 294-307.

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Dickinson, P 2018, 'Raja Shehadeh's Palestinian Walks and the Concrete Ecology of Settlement', Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 294-307. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2017.1293554

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Dickinson, P. (2018). Raja Shehadeh's Palestinian Walks and the Concrete Ecology of Settlement. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 20(2), 294-307. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2017.1293554

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Dickinson P. Raja Shehadeh's Palestinian Walks and the Concrete Ecology of Settlement. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 2018;20(2):294-307. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2017.1293554

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Dickinson, Philip. / Raja Shehadeh's Palestinian Walks and the Concrete Ecology of Settlement. In: Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 2018 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 294-307.

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