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'Everything that makes up a woman's life’: feminism and femininity in Houseparty

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'Everything that makes up a woman's life’ : feminism and femininity in Houseparty. / Forster, Laurel Cevelia.

In: Critical Studies in Television, Vol. 9, No. 2, 07.2014, p. 94-116.

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Forster, Laurel Cevelia. / 'Everything that makes up a woman's life’ : feminism and femininity in Houseparty. In: Critical Studies in Television. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 94-116.

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