On Militancy, Self-reflection, and the Role of the Researcher

  title={On Militancy, Self-reflection, and the Role of the Researcher},
  author={Jared Sacks},
  pages={438 - 455}
  • Jared Sacks
  • Published 2 September 2018
  • Sociology
  • Politikon
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