Rethinking subpolitics : beyond the 'iron cage' of modern politics?

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HOLZER, Boris, Mads P. SØRENSEN, 2003. Rethinking subpolitics : beyond the 'iron cage' of modern politics?. In: Theory, Culture & Society. 20(2), pp. 79-102. ISSN 0263-2764. eISSN 1460-3616. Available under: doi: 10.1177/0263276403020002005

@article{Holzer2003Rethi-34288, title={Rethinking subpolitics : beyond the 'iron cage' of modern politics?}, year={2003}, doi={10.1177/0263276403020002005}, number={2}, volume={20}, issn={0263-2764}, journal={Theory, Culture & Society}, pages={79--102}, author={Holzer, Boris and Sørensen, Mads P.} }

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