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Narratives of Mastery and Resistance: Lay Ethics of Nanotechnology

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Narratives of Mastery and Resistance : Lay Ethics of Nanotechnology. / Davies, Sarah Rachael; Macnaghten, Phil.

I: NanoEthics, Bind 4, Nr. 2, 01.08.2010, s. 141-151.

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Davies, SR & Macnaghten, P 2010, 'Narratives of Mastery and Resistance: Lay Ethics of Nanotechnology', NanoEthics, bind 4, nr. 2, s. 141-151. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-010-0096-5

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Davies, S. R., & Macnaghten, P. (2010). Narratives of Mastery and Resistance: Lay Ethics of Nanotechnology. NanoEthics, 4(2), 141-151. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-010-0096-5

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Davies SR, Macnaghten P. Narratives of Mastery and Resistance: Lay Ethics of Nanotechnology. NanoEthics. 2010 aug 1;4(2):141-151. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-010-0096-5

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Davies, Sarah Rachael ; Macnaghten, Phil. / Narratives of Mastery and Resistance : Lay Ethics of Nanotechnology. I: NanoEthics. 2010 ; Bind 4, Nr. 2. s. 141-151.

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