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Emotions, protest, democracy : Collective identities in Contemporary Spain. / Eklundh, Emmy.

New York : Routledge, 2019. 250 p. (Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory).

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Eklundh, E 2019, Emotions, protest, democracy: Collective identities in Contemporary Spain. Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory, Routledge, New York. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351205719

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Eklundh, E. (2019). Emotions, protest, democracy: Collective identities in Contemporary Spain. (Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351205719

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Eklundh E. Emotions, protest, democracy: Collective identities in Contemporary Spain. New York: Routledge, 2019. 250 p. (Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351205719

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Eklundh, Emmy. / Emotions, protest, democracy : Collective identities in Contemporary Spain. New York : Routledge, 2019. 250 p. (Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory).

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