Vicars of ‘Wannabe’: authenticity and the Spice Girls

  title={Vicars of ‘Wannabe’: authenticity and the Spice Girls},
  author={Elizabeth Eva Leach},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={143 - 167}
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