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The mobilities and post-mobilities of cargo. / Birtchnell, Thomas; Urry, John.

In: Consumption, Markets and Culture, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2015, p. 25-38.

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Birtchnell T, Urry J. The mobilities and post-mobilities of cargo. Consumption, Markets and Culture. 2015;18(1):25-38. Epub 2014 Mar 25. doi: 10.1080/10253866.2014.899214

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Birtchnell, Thomas ; Urry, John. / The mobilities and post-mobilities of cargo. In: Consumption, Markets and Culture. 2015 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 25-38.

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