Melding the public and private spheres: Taking commmensality seriously.

@article{Hirschman1996MeldingTP,
  title={Melding the public and private spheres: Taking commmensality seriously.},
  author={A. Hirschman},
  journal={Critical Review},
  year={1996},
  volume={10},
  pages={533-550}
}
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