Political translation and civic translation capacities for democracy in post-migrant societies

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Political translation and civic translation capacities for democracy in post-migrant societies. / Doerr, Nicole.

The Oxford Handbook of Translation and Social Practices. ed. / Meng Ji; Sara Laviosa. New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.

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Doerr, N 2020, Political translation and civic translation capacities for democracy in post-migrant societies. in M Ji & S Laviosa (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Translation and Social Practices. Oxford University Press, New York. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190067205.013.17

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Doerr, N. (2020). Political translation and civic translation capacities for democracy in post-migrant societies. In M. Ji, & S. Laviosa (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Translation and Social Practices Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190067205.013.17

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Doerr N. Political translation and civic translation capacities for democracy in post-migrant societies. In Ji M, Laviosa S, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Translation and Social Practices. New York: Oxford University Press. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190067205.013.17

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Doerr, Nicole. / Political translation and civic translation capacities for democracy in post-migrant societies. The Oxford Handbook of Translation and Social Practices. editor / Meng Ji ; Sara Laviosa. New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.

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