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Empathetic things. / Moritz, Juergen.

Transdiscourse 2 : Turbulence and Reconstruction. ed. / Jill Scott. De Gruyter, 2016. p. 185-200.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Harvard

Moritz, J 2016, Empathetic things. in J Scott (ed.), Transdiscourse 2 : Turbulence and Reconstruction. De Gruyter, pp. 185-200. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110470932-014

APA

Moritz, J. (2016). Empathetic things. In J. Scott (Ed.), Transdiscourse 2 : Turbulence and Reconstruction (pp. 185-200). De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110470932-014

Vancouver

Moritz J. Empathetic things. In Scott J, editor, Transdiscourse 2 : Turbulence and Reconstruction. De Gruyter. 2016. p. 185-200 https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110470932-014

Author

Moritz, Juergen. / Empathetic things. Transdiscourse 2 : Turbulence and Reconstruction. editor / Jill Scott. De Gruyter, 2016. pp. 185-200

Bibtex

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