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The Magaluf Girl: a public sex scandal and the digital class relations of social contagion

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The Magaluf Girl : a public sex scandal and the digital class relations of social contagion. / Wood, Helen.

In: Feminist Media Studies, Vol. 18, No. 4, 04.07.2018, p. 626-642.

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Wood, Helen. / The Magaluf Girl : a public sex scandal and the digital class relations of social contagion. In: Feminist Media Studies. 2018 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 626-642.

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