Growing old with media technology and the material experience of ageing

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Growing old with media technology and the material experience of ageing. / Givskov, Cecilie.

I: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Bind 21, Nr. 3, 2018, s. 305-316.

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Givskov, C 2018, 'Growing old with media technology and the material experience of ageing', European Journal of Cultural Studies, bind 21, nr. 3, s. 305-316. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549417708431

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Givskov, C. (2018). Growing old with media technology and the material experience of ageing. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 21(3), 305-316. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549417708431

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Givskov C. Growing old with media technology and the material experience of ageing. European Journal of Cultural Studies. 2018;21(3):305-316. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549417708431

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Givskov, Cecilie. / Growing old with media technology and the material experience of ageing. I: European Journal of Cultural Studies. 2018 ; Bind 21, Nr. 3. s. 305-316.

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