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Zoonotic diagrams : mastering and unsettling human-animal relations. / Lynteris, Christos.

In: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 23, No. 3, 09.2017, p. 463-485.

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Lynteris, C 2017, 'Zoonotic diagrams: mastering and unsettling human-animal relations', Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 463-485. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.12649

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Lynteris, C. (2017). Zoonotic diagrams: mastering and unsettling human-animal relations. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 23(3), 463-485. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.12649

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Lynteris C. Zoonotic diagrams: mastering and unsettling human-animal relations. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 2017 Sep;23(3):463-485. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.12649

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Lynteris, Christos. / Zoonotic diagrams : mastering and unsettling human-animal relations. In: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 463-485.

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