Re-Writing History from the Margins: Diasporic Memory, Shabby Chic and Archival Footage . / Berghahn, Daniela.

Screening European Heritage. ed. / Paul Cooke; Rob Stone. Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2016. p. 85-106.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Re-Writing History from the Margins: Diasporic Memory, Shabby Chic and Archival Footage . / Berghahn, Daniela.

Screening European Heritage. ed. / Paul Cooke; Rob Stone. Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2016. p. 85-106.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Berghahn, D 2016, Re-Writing History from the Margins: Diasporic Memory, Shabby Chic and Archival Footage . in P Cooke & R Stone (eds), Screening European Heritage. Palgrave, Basingstoke, pp. 85-106. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52280-1_5

APA

Berghahn, D. (2016). Re-Writing History from the Margins: Diasporic Memory, Shabby Chic and Archival Footage . In P. Cooke, & R. Stone (Eds.), Screening European Heritage (pp. 85-106). Basingstoke: Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52280-1_5

Vancouver

Berghahn D. Re-Writing History from the Margins: Diasporic Memory, Shabby Chic and Archival Footage . In Cooke P, Stone R, editors, Screening European Heritage. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 2016. p. 85-106 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52280-1_5

Author

Berghahn, Daniela. / Re-Writing History from the Margins: Diasporic Memory, Shabby Chic and Archival Footage . Screening European Heritage. editor / Paul Cooke ; Rob Stone. Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2016. pp. 85-106

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