Varieties of Moral Orders and the Dual Structure of Society: A Perspective from Positioning Theory

  title={Varieties of Moral Orders and the Dual Structure of Society: A Perspective from Positioning Theory},
  author={Luk van Langenhove},
  booktitle={Front. Sociol.},
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