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KNORR-CETINA, Karin D., 2006. The Market. In: Theory, Culture and Society. 23(2/3), pp. 551-556. ISSN 0263-2764. Available under: doi: 10.1177/0263276406062702

@article{KnorrCetina2006Marke-11724, title={The Market}, year={2006}, doi={10.1177/0263276406062702}, number={2/3}, volume={23}, issn={0263-2764}, journal={Theory, Culture and Society}, pages={551--556}, author={Knorr-Cetina, Karin D.} }

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