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Welfare commonsense, poverty porn and doxosophy. / Jensen, Tracey Louisa.

In: Sociological Research Online, Vol. 19, No. 3, 3, 15.08.2014.

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Jensen, TL 2014, 'Welfare commonsense, poverty porn and doxosophy', Sociological Research Online, vol. 19, no. 3, 3. https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.3441

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Jensen, Tracey Louisa. / Welfare commonsense, poverty porn and doxosophy. In: Sociological Research Online. 2014 ; Vol. 19, No. 3.

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