A picture of the floating world: grounding the secessionary affluence of the residential cruise liner

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A picture of the floating world: grounding the secessionary affluence of the residential cruise liner. / Atkinson, Rowland; Blandy, Sarah.

In: ANTIPODE, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2009, p. 92-110.

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Atkinson, R & Blandy, S 2009, 'A picture of the floating world: grounding the secessionary affluence of the residential cruise liner', ANTIPODE, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 92-110. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2008.00656.x

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Atkinson, R., & Blandy, S. (2009). A picture of the floating world: grounding the secessionary affluence of the residential cruise liner. ANTIPODE, 41(1), 92-110. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2008.00656.x

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Atkinson R, Blandy S. A picture of the floating world: grounding the secessionary affluence of the residential cruise liner. ANTIPODE. 2009;41(1):92-110. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2008.00656.x

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Atkinson, Rowland ; Blandy, Sarah. / A picture of the floating world: grounding the secessionary affluence of the residential cruise liner. In: ANTIPODE. 2009 ; Vol. 41, No. 1. pp. 92-110.

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