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Resisting silence: Moments of empowerment in Iranian women's blogs

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Resisting silence : Moments of empowerment in Iranian women's blogs. / Jaborooty, Maryam Paknahad; Baker, Paul.

In: Gender and Language, Vol. 11, No. 1, 28.03.2017, p. 77-99.

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Jaborooty, Maryam Paknahad ; Baker, Paul. / Resisting silence : Moments of empowerment in Iranian women's blogs. In: Gender and Language. 2017 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 77-99.

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