Subcultures, Pop Music and Politics: Skinheads and "Nazi Rock" in England and Germany

@article{Brown2004SubculturesPM,
  title={Subcultures, Pop Music and Politics: Skinheads and "Nazi Rock" in England and Germany},
  author={Timothy Scott Brown},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  year={2004},
  volume={38},
  pages={157 - 178}
}
  • T. Brown
  • Published 31 August 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Social History
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