Up Rising : Rehabilitating J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise with R.D. Laing and Lauren Berlant. / Bradshaw, Alan; Brown, Stephen.

In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 331-349.

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Up Rising : Rehabilitating J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise with R.D. Laing and Lauren Berlant. / Bradshaw, Alan; Brown, Stephen.

In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 331-349.

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Bradshaw, A & Brown, S 2018, 'Up Rising: Rehabilitating J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise with R.D. Laing and Lauren Berlant', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 331-349. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263775817748329

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Bradshaw, Alan ; Brown, Stephen. / Up Rising : Rehabilitating J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise with R.D. Laing and Lauren Berlant. In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2018 ; Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 331-349.

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