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GIESEN, Bernhard, 2012. Afterword. In: ALEXANDER, Jeffrey C., ed.. Iconic power : Materiality and meaning in social life. Basingstoke [u.a.]:Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 247-251. ISBN 978-1-349-34262-4. Available under: doi: 10.1057/9781137012869_16

@incollection{Giesen2012After-49144, title={Afterword}, year={2012}, doi={10.1057/9781137012869_16}, isbn={978-1-349-34262-4}, address={Basingstoke [u.a.]}, publisher={Palgrave Macmillan}, series={Cultural Sociology}, booktitle={Iconic power : Materiality and meaning in social life}, pages={247--251}, editor={Alexander, Jeffrey C.}, author={Giesen, Bernhard} }

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