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Who put the "Me" in feminism? The Sexual Politics of Narcissism. / Tyler, I.

In: Feminist Theory, Vol. 6, No. 1, 04.2005, p. 25-44.

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Tyler, I. / Who put the "Me" in feminism? The Sexual Politics of Narcissism. In: Feminist Theory. 2005 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 25-44.

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