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Loud and Proud : Passion and Politics in the English Defence League. / Pilkington, H.

Manchester University Press, 2016. (New Ethnographies).

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Pilkington, H 2016, Loud and Proud: Passion and Politics in the English Defence League. New Ethnographies, Manchester University Press.

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Pilkington, H. (2016). Loud and Proud: Passion and Politics in the English Defence League. (New Ethnographies). Manchester University Press.

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Pilkington H. Loud and Proud: Passion and Politics in the English Defence League. Manchester University Press, 2016. (New Ethnographies).

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Pilkington, H. / Loud and Proud : Passion and Politics in the English Defence League.

Manchester University Press, 2016. (New Ethnographies).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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