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Politicians, Celebrities and Social Media: A case of informalization?

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Politicians, Celebrities and Social Media : A case of informalization? / Manning, Nathan; Penfold-Mounce, Ruth Anne; Loader, Brian Donald; Vromen, Ariadne; Xenos, Mike.

In: Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 20, No. 2, 25.07.2016, p. 127-144.

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Manning, N, Penfold-Mounce, RA, Loader, BD, Vromen, A & Xenos, M 2016, 'Politicians, Celebrities and Social Media: A case of informalization?', Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 127-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2016.1206867

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Manning, N., Penfold-Mounce, R. A., Loader, B. D., Vromen, A., & Xenos, M. (2016). Politicians, Celebrities and Social Media: A case of informalization? Journal of Youth Studies, 20(2), 127-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2016.1206867

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Manning N, Penfold-Mounce RA, Loader BD, Vromen A, Xenos M. Politicians, Celebrities and Social Media: A case of informalization? Journal of Youth Studies. 2016 Jul 25;20(2):127-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2016.1206867

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Manning, Nathan ; Penfold-Mounce, Ruth Anne ; Loader, Brian Donald ; Vromen, Ariadne ; Xenos, Mike. / Politicians, Celebrities and Social Media : A case of informalization?. In: Journal of Youth Studies. 2016 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 127-144.

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