‘A Fish rots from the Head: How Powerful Moral Entrepreneurs Manufacture Folk Devils’. / Clement, Matt.

Modern Folk Devils – Contemporary Constructions of Evil . Vol. 1 1st. ed. Helsinki : University of Helsinki Press, 2022. p. pp71-90.

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‘A Fish rots from the Head: How Powerful Moral Entrepreneurs Manufacture Folk Devils’. / Clement, Matt.

Modern Folk Devils – Contemporary Constructions of Evil . Vol. 1 1st. ed. Helsinki : University of Helsinki Press, 2022. p. pp71-90.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Clement, M 2022, ‘A Fish rots from the Head: How Powerful Moral Entrepreneurs Manufacture Folk Devils’. in Modern Folk Devils – Contemporary Constructions of Evil . 1st edn, vol. 1, University of Helsinki Press, Helsinki, pp. pp71-90.

APA

Clement, M. (2022). ‘A Fish rots from the Head: How Powerful Moral Entrepreneurs Manufacture Folk Devils’. In Modern Folk Devils – Contemporary Constructions of Evil (1st ed., Vol. 1, pp. pp71-90). University of Helsinki Press.

Vancouver

Clement M. ‘A Fish rots from the Head: How Powerful Moral Entrepreneurs Manufacture Folk Devils’. In Modern Folk Devils – Contemporary Constructions of Evil . 1st ed. Vol. 1. Helsinki: University of Helsinki Press. 2022. p. pp71-90

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Clement, Matt. / ‘A Fish rots from the Head: How Powerful Moral Entrepreneurs Manufacture Folk Devils’. Modern Folk Devils – Contemporary Constructions of Evil . Vol. 1 1st. ed. Helsinki : University of Helsinki Press, 2022. pp. pp71-90

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