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The meshing of impersonal and personal forces in technological action. / Mackenzie, A.

In: Culture, Theory and Critique, Vol. 47, No. 2, 01.08.2006, p. 197-212.

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Mackenzie, A. / The meshing of impersonal and personal forces in technological action. In: Culture, Theory and Critique. 2006 ; Vol. 47, No. 2. pp. 197-212.

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