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Scientific Communities or Transepistemic Arenas of Research? : A Critique of Quasi-Economic Models of Science

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KNORR-CETINA, Karin D., 1982. Scientific Communities or Transepistemic Arenas of Research? : A Critique of Quasi-Economic Models of Science. In: Social Studies of Science. 12(1), pp. 101-130. ISSN 0306-3127. Available under: doi: 10.1177/030631282012001005

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