White on Black: Snow in the City, Skiing in Copenhagen

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White on Black : Snow in the City, Skiing in Copenhagen. / Reeh, Henrik.

Bodies in the Street: The Somaesthetics of City Life. ed. / Richard Shusterman. Brill, 2019. p. 60-85 (Studies in Somaesthetics, Vol. 2).

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Harvard

Reeh, H 2019, White on Black: Snow in the City, Skiing in Copenhagen. in R Shusterman (ed.), Bodies in the Street: The Somaesthetics of City Life. Brill, Studies in Somaesthetics, vol. 2, pp. 60-85.

APA

Reeh, H. (2019). White on Black: Snow in the City, Skiing in Copenhagen. In R. Shusterman (Ed.), Bodies in the Street: The Somaesthetics of City Life (pp. 60-85). Brill. Studies in Somaesthetics, Vol.. 2

Vancouver

Reeh H. White on Black: Snow in the City, Skiing in Copenhagen. In Shusterman R, editor, Bodies in the Street: The Somaesthetics of City Life. Brill. 2019. p. 60-85. (Studies in Somaesthetics, Vol. 2).

Author

Reeh, Henrik. / White on Black : Snow in the City, Skiing in Copenhagen. Bodies in the Street: The Somaesthetics of City Life. editor / Richard Shusterman. Brill, 2019. pp. 60-85 (Studies in Somaesthetics, Vol. 2).

Bibtex

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