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The picture postcard at the beginning of the twentieth century: Instagram, Snapchat or selfies of an earlier age?

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The picture postcard at the beginning of the twentieth century : Instagram, Snapchat or selfies of an earlier age? / Gillen, Julia.

Literacy, media and technology: past, present and future. ed. / Becky Parry; Cathy Burnett; Guy Merchant. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. p. 11-24.

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Gillen, J 2016, The picture postcard at the beginning of the twentieth century: Instagram, Snapchat or selfies of an earlier age? in B Parry, C Burnett & G Merchant (eds), Literacy, media and technology: past, present and future. Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 11-24.

APA

Gillen, J. (2016). The picture postcard at the beginning of the twentieth century: Instagram, Snapchat or selfies of an earlier age? In B. Parry, C. Burnett, & G. Merchant (Eds.), Literacy, media and technology: past, present and future (pp. 11-24). Bloomsbury Academic.

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Gillen J. The picture postcard at the beginning of the twentieth century: Instagram, Snapchat or selfies of an earlier age? In Parry B, Burnett C, Merchant G, editors, Literacy, media and technology: past, present and future. London: Bloomsbury Academic. 2016. p. 11-24

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Gillen, Julia. / The picture postcard at the beginning of the twentieth century : Instagram, Snapchat or selfies of an earlier age?. Literacy, media and technology: past, present and future. editor / Becky Parry ; Cathy Burnett ; Guy Merchant. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. pp. 11-24

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