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Thinking with White Dee: the gender politics of austerity porn

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Thinking with White Dee : the gender politics of austerity porn. / Allen, Kim; Tyler, Imogen; De Benedictis, Sara.

In: Sociological Research Online, Vol. 19, No. 3, 08.2014.

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Allen, K, Tyler, I & De Benedictis, S 2014, 'Thinking with White Dee: the gender politics of austerity porn', Sociological Research Online, vol. 19, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.3439

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Allen, K., Tyler, I., & De Benedictis, S. (2014). Thinking with White Dee: the gender politics of austerity porn. Sociological Research Online, 19(3). https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.3439

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Allen K, Tyler I, De Benedictis S. Thinking with White Dee: the gender politics of austerity porn. Sociological Research Online. 2014 Aug;19(3). https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.3439

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Allen, Kim ; Tyler, Imogen ; De Benedictis, Sara. / Thinking with White Dee : the gender politics of austerity porn. In: Sociological Research Online. 2014 ; Vol. 19, No. 3.

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