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'What on earth is she drinking?’ Doing femininity through drink choice on the girls’ night out

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'What on earth is she drinking?’ Doing femininity through drink choice on the girls’ night out. / Nicholls, Emily Margaret Louise.

In: Journal of International Women’s Studies , Vol. 17, No. 2, 0, 23.02.2016, p. 77-91.

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Nicholls, EML 2016, ''What on earth is she drinking?’ Doing femininity through drink choice on the girls’ night out', Journal of International Women’s Studies , vol. 17, no. 2, 0, pp. 77-91. <http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol17/iss2/8/>

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Nicholls, E. M. L. (2016). 'What on earth is she drinking?’ Doing femininity through drink choice on the girls’ night out. Journal of International Women’s Studies , 17(2), 77-91. [0]. http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol17/iss2/8/

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Nicholls EML. 'What on earth is she drinking?’ Doing femininity through drink choice on the girls’ night out. Journal of International Women’s Studies . 2016 Feb 23;17(2):77-91. 0.

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Nicholls, Emily Margaret Louise. / 'What on earth is she drinking?’ Doing femininity through drink choice on the girls’ night out. In: Journal of International Women’s Studies . 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 77-91.

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