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Rethinking Darkness: Cultures, Histories, Practices

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Rethinking Darkness : Cultures, Histories, Practices. / Dunn, Nick (Editor); Edensor, Tim (Editor).

London : Routledge, 2020. 300 p. (Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces).

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Dunn N, (ed.), Edensor T, (ed.). Rethinking Darkness: Cultures, Histories, Practices. London: Routledge, 2020. 300 p. (Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces).

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Dunn, Nick (Editor) ; Edensor, Tim (Editor). / Rethinking Darkness : Cultures, Histories, Practices. London : Routledge, 2020. 300 p. (Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces).

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