’Being there’, phone in hand: Thick presence and anthropological fieldwork with media

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’Being there’, phone in hand : Thick presence and anthropological fieldwork with media. / Mollerup, Nina Grønlykke.

EASA Media Anthropology Network E-Seminar Series, 2017.

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Harvard

Mollerup, NG 2017 '’Being there’, phone in hand: Thick presence and anthropological fieldwork with media' EASA Media Anthropology Network E-Seminar Series.

APA

Mollerup, N. G. (2017). ’Being there’, phone in hand: Thick presence and anthropological fieldwork with media. EASA Media Anthropology Network E-Seminar Series.

Vancouver

Mollerup NG. ’Being there’, phone in hand: Thick presence and anthropological fieldwork with media. EASA Media Anthropology Network E-Seminar Series. 2017 Feb 7.

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Mollerup, Nina Grønlykke. / ’Being there’, phone in hand : Thick presence and anthropological fieldwork with media. EASA Media Anthropology Network E-Seminar Series, 2017.

Bibtex

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