Ethnography, Exhibition Practices and Undiscipined Encounters. The Generative Work of Amulets in London

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Ethnography, Exhibition Practices and Undiscipined Encounters. The Generative Work of Amulets in London. / Hastrup, Frida; Brichet, Nathalia Sofie.

Exhibitions as Research. ed. / Peter Bjerregaard. Routledge, 2019. p. 53-64.

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Harvard

Hastrup, F & Brichet, NS 2019, Ethnography, Exhibition Practices and Undiscipined Encounters. The Generative Work of Amulets in London. in P Bjerregaard (ed.), Exhibitions as Research. Routledge, pp. 53-64.

APA

Hastrup, F., & Brichet, N. S. (2019). Ethnography, Exhibition Practices and Undiscipined Encounters. The Generative Work of Amulets in London. In P. Bjerregaard (Ed.), Exhibitions as Research (pp. 53-64). Routledge.

Vancouver

Hastrup F, Brichet NS. Ethnography, Exhibition Practices and Undiscipined Encounters. The Generative Work of Amulets in London. In Bjerregaard P, editor, Exhibitions as Research. Routledge. 2019. p. 53-64

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Hastrup, Frida ; Brichet, Nathalia Sofie. / Ethnography, Exhibition Practices and Undiscipined Encounters. The Generative Work of Amulets in London. Exhibitions as Research. editor / Peter Bjerregaard. Routledge, 2019. pp. 53-64

Bibtex

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