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Beyond observation : a history of authorship in ethnographic film. / Henley, Paul.

First ed. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2020. 564 p. (Anthropology, Creative Practice and Ethnography).

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Henley, P 2020, Beyond observation: a history of authorship in ethnographic film. Anthropology, Creative Practice and Ethnography, First edn, Manchester University Press, Manchester.

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Henley, P. (2020). Beyond observation: a history of authorship in ethnographic film. (First ed.) (Anthropology, Creative Practice and Ethnography). Manchester University Press.

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Henley P. Beyond observation: a history of authorship in ethnographic film. First ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020. 564 p. (Anthropology, Creative Practice and Ethnography).

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Henley, Paul. / Beyond observation : a history of authorship in ethnographic film. First ed. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2020. 564 p. (Anthropology, Creative Practice and Ethnography).

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