From coal to Ukip: the struggle over identity in post-industrial Doncaster

  title={From coal to Ukip: the struggle over identity in post-industrial Doncaster},
  author={Cathrine Thorleifsson},
  journal={History and Anthropology},
  pages={555 - 568}
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