Circulating Seditious Knowledge : The “Daring Absurdities, Studied Misrepresentations, and Abominable Falsehoods” of William Macintosh. / Keighren, Innes M.

Mobilities of knowledge. ed. / Heike Jöns; Peter Meusburger; Michael Heffernan. Springer, 2017. p. 67–84 (Knowledge and Space; Vol. 10).

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Circulating Seditious Knowledge : The “Daring Absurdities, Studied Misrepresentations, and Abominable Falsehoods” of William Macintosh. / Keighren, Innes M.

Mobilities of knowledge. ed. / Heike Jöns; Peter Meusburger; Michael Heffernan. Springer, 2017. p. 67–84 (Knowledge and Space; Vol. 10).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Keighren, IM 2017, Circulating Seditious Knowledge: The “Daring Absurdities, Studied Misrepresentations, and Abominable Falsehoods” of William Macintosh. in H Jöns, P Meusburger & M Heffernan (eds), Mobilities of knowledge. Knowledge and Space, vol. 10, Springer, pp. 67–84. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44654-7_4

APA

Keighren, I. M. (2017). Circulating Seditious Knowledge: The “Daring Absurdities, Studied Misrepresentations, and Abominable Falsehoods” of William Macintosh. In H. Jöns, P. Meusburger, & M. Heffernan (Eds.), Mobilities of knowledge (pp. 67–84). (Knowledge and Space; Vol. 10). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44654-7_4

Vancouver

Keighren IM. Circulating Seditious Knowledge: The “Daring Absurdities, Studied Misrepresentations, and Abominable Falsehoods” of William Macintosh. In Jöns H, Meusburger P, Heffernan M, editors, Mobilities of knowledge. Springer. 2017. p. 67–84. (Knowledge and Space). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44654-7_4

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Keighren, Innes M. / Circulating Seditious Knowledge : The “Daring Absurdities, Studied Misrepresentations, and Abominable Falsehoods” of William Macintosh. Mobilities of knowledge. editor / Heike Jöns ; Peter Meusburger ; Michael Heffernan. Springer, 2017. pp. 67–84 (Knowledge and Space).

BibTeX

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