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Venturing into the Dark: Gloomy Multiplicities

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Venturing into the Dark : Gloomy Multiplicities. / Edensor, Tim; Dunn, Nick.

Rethinking Darkness: Cultures, Histories, Practices. ed. / Nick Dunn; Tim Edensor. 1st. ed. London : Routledge, 2020. p. 1-24 (Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces).

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Harvard

Edensor, T & Dunn, N 2020, Venturing into the Dark: Gloomy Multiplicities. in N Dunn & T Edensor (eds), Rethinking Darkness: Cultures, Histories, Practices. 1st edn, Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces, Routledge, London, pp. 1-24. <https://www.routledge.com/Rethinking-Darkness-Cultures-Histories-Practices/Dunn-Edensor/p/book/9780367201159>

APA

Edensor, T., & Dunn, N. (2020). Venturing into the Dark: Gloomy Multiplicities. In N. Dunn, & T. Edensor (Eds.), Rethinking Darkness: Cultures, Histories, Practices (1st ed., pp. 1-24). (Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Rethinking-Darkness-Cultures-Histories-Practices/Dunn-Edensor/p/book/9780367201159

Vancouver

Edensor T, Dunn N. Venturing into the Dark: Gloomy Multiplicities. In Dunn N, Edensor T, editors, Rethinking Darkness: Cultures, Histories, Practices. 1st ed. London: Routledge. 2020. p. 1-24. (Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces).

Author

Edensor, Tim ; Dunn, Nick. / Venturing into the Dark : Gloomy Multiplicities. Rethinking Darkness: Cultures, Histories, Practices. editor / Nick Dunn ; Tim Edensor. 1st. ed. London : Routledge, 2020. pp. 1-24 (Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Spaces).

Bibtex

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