‘This loopy idea’ an analysis of UKIP’s social media discourse in relation to rurality and climate change

  title={‘This loopy idea’ an analysis of UKIP’s social media discourse in relation to rurality and climate change},
  author={Matthew Reed},
  journal={Space and Polity},
  pages={226 - 241}
  • M. Reed
  • Published 3 May 2016
  • Sociology
  • Space and Polity
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