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Unruly practices : what a sociology of translations can offer to educational policy analysis. / Hamilton, Mary E.

In: Educational Philosophy and Theory, Vol. 43, No. Supplement 1, 12.2011, p. 55-75.

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Hamilton, Mary E. / Unruly practices : what a sociology of translations can offer to educational policy analysis. In: Educational Philosophy and Theory. 2011 ; Vol. 43, No. Supplement 1. pp. 55-75.

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