Political Economies Come Home: On the Political Economies of Housing

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Political Economies Come Home: On the Political Economies of Housing. / Alexander, Catherine; Bruun, Maja Hojer; Koch, Insa.

I: Critique of Anthropology, Bind 38, Nr. 2, 2018, s. 121-139.

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Alexander, Catherine ; Bruun, Maja Hojer ; Koch, Insa. / Political Economies Come Home: On the Political Economies of Housing. I: Critique of Anthropology. 2018 ; Bind 38, Nr. 2. s. 121-139

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