Punk identities in post-apartheid South Africa

@article{Basson2007PunkII,
  title={Punk identities in post-apartheid South Africa},
  author={Lauren Basson},
  journal={South African Review of Sociology},
  year={2007},
  volume={38},
  pages={70 - 84}
}
  • L. Basson
  • Published 20 January 2007
  • Sociology
  • South African Review of Sociology
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