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Infrastructure and ethnographic practice: working on the fringes

  title={Infrastructure and ethnographic practice: working on the fringes},
  author={Susan Leigh Star},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems},
  • S. L. Star
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Engineering
  • Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems
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