Mimesis and Conspiracy: Bureaucracy, New Media and the Infrastructural Forms of Doubt

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Mimesis and Conspiracy : Bureaucracy, New Media and the Infrastructural Forms of Doubt . / Carey, Matthew Alexander Halkes; Vine, Michael.

I: The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, Bind 35, Nr. 2, 2017, s. 47-64.

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Carey, MAH & Vine, M 2017, 'Mimesis and Conspiracy: Bureaucracy, New Media and the Infrastructural Forms of Doubt ', The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, bind 35, nr. 2, s. 47-64. https://doi.org/10.3167/cja.2017.350205

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Carey, M. A. H., & Vine, M. (2017). Mimesis and Conspiracy: Bureaucracy, New Media and the Infrastructural Forms of Doubt . The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, 35(2), 47-64. https://doi.org/10.3167/cja.2017.350205

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Carey MAH, Vine M. Mimesis and Conspiracy: Bureaucracy, New Media and the Infrastructural Forms of Doubt . The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology. 2017;35(2):47-64. https://doi.org/10.3167/cja.2017.350205

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Carey, Matthew Alexander Halkes ; Vine, Michael. / Mimesis and Conspiracy : Bureaucracy, New Media and the Infrastructural Forms of Doubt . I: The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology. 2017 ; Bind 35, Nr. 2. s. 47-64.

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