To the humanities: what does communication studies give?

  title={To the humanities: what does communication studies give?},
  author={Maria Mifsud},
  journal={Review of Communication},
  pages={77 - 93}
  • M. Mifsud
  • Published 3 April 2019
  • Art
  • Review of Communication
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