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Interpassivity and the Impossible: From Art to Politics in Pfaller’s Interpassivity: The Aesthetics of Delegated Enjoyment

@inproceedings{Boncardo2018InterpassivityAT,
  title={Interpassivity and the Impossible: From Art to Politics in Pfaller’s Interpassivity: The Aesthetics of Delegated Enjoyment},
  author={Robert Boncardo},
  year={2018}
}

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