Ethnicity monopoly: Ulster-Scots ethnicity-building and institutional hegemony in Northern Ireland

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Ethnicity monopoly : Ulster-Scots ethnicity-building and institutional hegemony in Northern Ireland. / Gardner, Peter Robert.

In: Irish Journal of Sociology, Vol. 26, No. 2, 01.08.2018, p. 139-161.

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Gardner, PR 2018, 'Ethnicity monopoly: Ulster-Scots ethnicity-building and institutional hegemony in Northern Ireland', Irish Journal of Sociology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 139-161. https://doi.org/10.1177/0791603518780821

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Gardner, P. R. (2018). Ethnicity monopoly: Ulster-Scots ethnicity-building and institutional hegemony in Northern Ireland. Irish Journal of Sociology, 26(2), 139-161. https://doi.org/10.1177/0791603518780821

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Gardner PR. Ethnicity monopoly: Ulster-Scots ethnicity-building and institutional hegemony in Northern Ireland. Irish Journal of Sociology. 2018 Aug 1;26(2):139-161. https://doi.org/10.1177/0791603518780821

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Gardner, Peter Robert. / Ethnicity monopoly : Ulster-Scots ethnicity-building and institutional hegemony in Northern Ireland. In: Irish Journal of Sociology. 2018 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 139-161.

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