Outer Space and Internal Nature: Towards a Sociology of the Universe

@article{Dickens2007OuterSA,
  title={Outer Space and Internal Nature: Towards a Sociology of the Universe},
  author={Peter Dickens and James Ormrod},
  journal={Sociology},
  year={2007},
  volume={41},
  pages={609 - 626}
}
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