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Young People, Social Media and Connective Action: From organizational maintenance to everyday political talk

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Young People, Social Media and Connective Action : From organizational maintenance to everyday political talk. / Vromen, Ariadne; Xenos, Michael A.; Loader, Brian.

In: Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2015, p. 80-100.

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Vromen, A, Xenos, MA & Loader, B 2015, 'Young People, Social Media and Connective Action: From organizational maintenance to everyday political talk', Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 80-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2014.933198

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Vromen, A., Xenos, M. A., & Loader, B. (2015). Young People, Social Media and Connective Action: From organizational maintenance to everyday political talk. Journal of Youth Studies, 18(1), 80-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2014.933198

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Vromen A, Xenos MA, Loader B. Young People, Social Media and Connective Action: From organizational maintenance to everyday political talk. Journal of Youth Studies. 2015;18(1):80-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2014.933198

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Vromen, Ariadne ; Xenos, Michael A. ; Loader, Brian. / Young People, Social Media and Connective Action : From organizational maintenance to everyday political talk. In: Journal of Youth Studies. 2015 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 80-100.

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