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The discourses of power, information and literacy. / Whitworth, Andrew.

Informed societies: why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy. ed. / Stéphane Goldstein. London : Facet Publishing, 2019. p. 25-46.

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Whitworth, A 2019, The discourses of power, information and literacy. in S Goldstein (ed.), Informed societies: why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy. Facet Publishing, London, pp. 25-46.

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Whitworth, A. (2019). The discourses of power, information and literacy. In S. Goldstein (Ed.), Informed societies: why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy (pp. 25-46). Facet Publishing.

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Whitworth A. The discourses of power, information and literacy. In Goldstein S, editor, Informed societies: why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy. London: Facet Publishing. 2019. p. 25-46

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Whitworth, Andrew. / The discourses of power, information and literacy. Informed societies: why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy. editor / Stéphane Goldstein. London : Facet Publishing, 2019. pp. 25-46

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