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"Chav Mum, Chav Scum" : class disgust in contemporary Britain. / Tyler, Imogen.

In: Feminist Media Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, 03.2008, p. 17-34.

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Tyler, Imogen. / "Chav Mum, Chav Scum" : class disgust in contemporary Britain. In: Feminist Media Studies. 2008 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 17-34.

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