Cascadia

The (Re) Construction of a Bi-National Space and Its Residents

Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde, Jay Singh, Robert Lee

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    Udgivelsesdato: spring
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftJournal of Borderland Studies
    Vol/bind19
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider (fra-til)59-78
    Antal sider19
    ISSN0886-5655
    StatusUdgivet - 2004

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    Cold-Ravnkilde, S. M., Singh, J., & Lee, R. (2004). Cascadia: The (Re) Construction of a Bi-National Space and Its Residents. Journal of Borderland Studies, 19(1), 59-78.
    Cold-Ravnkilde, Signe Marie ; Singh, Jay ; Lee, Robert. / Cascadia : The (Re) Construction of a Bi-National Space and Its Residents. I: Journal of Borderland Studies. 2004 ; Bind 19, Nr. 1. s. 59-78.
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    Cascadia : The (Re) Construction of a Bi-National Space and Its Residents. / Cold-Ravnkilde, Signe Marie; Singh, Jay; Lee, Robert.

    I: Journal of Borderland Studies, Bind 19, Nr. 1, 2004, s. 59-78.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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