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Discardscapes of Fashion: Commodity Biography and Material Geographies of Preconsumer Garment Waste in Cambodia. / Crang, Philip; Brickell, Katherine; Parsons, Laurie; Natarajan, Nithya; Cristofoletti, Thomas ; Graham, Naomi.

In: Social & Cultural Geography, 04.06.2020.

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Crang, P, Brickell, K, Parsons, L, Natarajan, N, Cristofoletti, T & Graham, N 2020, 'Discardscapes of Fashion: Commodity Biography and Material Geographies of Preconsumer Garment Waste in Cambodia', Social & Cultural Geography. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2020.1777322

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Crang, P., Brickell, K., Parsons, L., Natarajan, N., Cristofoletti, T., & Graham, N. (2020). Discardscapes of Fashion: Commodity Biography and Material Geographies of Preconsumer Garment Waste in Cambodia. Social & Cultural Geography. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2020.1777322

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Crang P, Brickell K, Parsons L, Natarajan N, Cristofoletti T, Graham N. Discardscapes of Fashion: Commodity Biography and Material Geographies of Preconsumer Garment Waste in Cambodia. Social & Cultural Geography. 2020 Jun 4. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2020.1777322

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Crang, Philip ; Brickell, Katherine ; Parsons, Laurie ; Natarajan, Nithya ; Cristofoletti, Thomas ; Graham, Naomi. / Discardscapes of Fashion: Commodity Biography and Material Geographies of Preconsumer Garment Waste in Cambodia. In: Social & Cultural Geography. 2020.

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