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Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen

Enacting the social relations of science: historical (anti-)boundary-work of Danish science journalist Børge Michelsen

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Enacting the social relations of science : historical (anti-)boundary-work of Danish science journalist Børge Michelsen. / Nielsen, Kristian Hvidtfelt.

I: Public Understanding of Science, Bind 17, Nr. 2, 2008, s. 171-188.

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