ANTi-Human : The Ethical Blindspot

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SCHREIBER, Michel, 2017. ANTi-Human : The Ethical Blindspot. In: SPÖHRER, Markus, ed., Beate OCHSNER, ed.. Applying the Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies. Hershey, PA:IGI Global, pp. 266-276. ISBN 978-1-5225-0616-4. Available under: doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0616-4.ch016

@incollection{Schreiber2017ANTiH-39369, title={ANTi-Human : The Ethical Blindspot}, year={2017}, doi={10.4018/978-1-5225-0616-4.ch016}, isbn={978-1-5225-0616-4}, address={Hershey, PA}, publisher={IGI Global}, booktitle={Applying the Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies}, pages={266--276}, editor={Spöhrer, Markus and Ochsner, Beate}, author={Schreiber, Michel} }

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