Global Trauma and the Cinematic Network Society

@article{Narine2010GlobalTA,
  title={Global Trauma and the Cinematic Network Society},
  author={Neil Narine},
  journal={Critical Studies in Media Communication},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={209 - 234}
}
  • Neil Narine
  • Published 23 July 2010
  • Art
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication
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