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“If you want to understand the big issues, you need to understand the everyday practices that constitute them”: Lucy Suchman in Conversation With Dominik Gerst & Hannes Krämer

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“If you want to understand the big issues, you need to understand the everyday practices that constitute them” : Lucy Suchman in Conversation With Dominik Gerst & Hannes Krämer. / Suchman, L.A.; Gerst, D.; Krämer, H.

In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, Vol. 20, No. 2, 01.05.2019.

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