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Transforming Images: Screens, Affect, Futures

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Transforming Images : Screens, Affect, Futures. / Coleman, Rebecca.

London : Routledge, 2012. 172 p. (International Library of Sociology).

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Coleman R. Transforming Images: Screens, Affect, Futures. London: Routledge, 2012. 172 p. (International Library of Sociology).

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Coleman, Rebecca. / Transforming Images : Screens, Affect, Futures. London : Routledge, 2012. 172 p. (International Library of Sociology).

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