Identity Politics, Institutional Multiculturalism, and the Global Artworld

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Identity Politics, Institutional Multiculturalism, and the Global Artworld. / Petersen, Anne Ring.

In: Third Text, Vol. 26, No. 2, 03.2012, p. 195-204.

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Petersen, AR 2012, 'Identity Politics, Institutional Multiculturalism, and the Global Artworld', Third Text, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 195-204.

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Petersen, A. R. (2012). Identity Politics, Institutional Multiculturalism, and the Global Artworld. Third Text, 26(2), 195-204.

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Petersen AR. Identity Politics, Institutional Multiculturalism, and the Global Artworld. Third Text. 2012 Mar;26(2):195-204.

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Petersen, Anne Ring. / Identity Politics, Institutional Multiculturalism, and the Global Artworld. In: Third Text. 2012 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 195-204.

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