Posthumanist Perspectives and the Chernobyl Disaster: Dances of Agency, Temporal Emergence, and Disaster Risk ManagementCitation formats

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Posthumanist Perspectives and the Chernobyl Disaster: Dances of Agency, Temporal Emergence, and Disaster Risk Management. / Abbott, Owen.

In: International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2, 08.2016, p. 231-250.

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Abbott, O 2016, 'Posthumanist Perspectives and the Chernobyl Disaster: Dances of Agency, Temporal Emergence, and Disaster Risk Management' International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, vol. 34, no. 2, 2, pp. 231-250.

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Abbott, O. (2016). Posthumanist Perspectives and the Chernobyl Disaster: Dances of Agency, Temporal Emergence, and Disaster Risk Management. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 34(2), 231-250. [2].

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Abbott O. Posthumanist Perspectives and the Chernobyl Disaster: Dances of Agency, Temporal Emergence, and Disaster Risk Management. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 2016 Aug;34(2):231-250. 2.

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Abbott, Owen. / Posthumanist Perspectives and the Chernobyl Disaster: Dances of Agency, Temporal Emergence, and Disaster Risk Management. In: International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 2016 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 231-250.

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