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Women read the romance

Janice A. Radway

Women read the romance

the interaction of text and context.

by Janice A. Radway

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Published .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Taken from Feminist studies, vol.9, no.1, 1983, pp. 53-78.

SeriesFeminist studies -- v.9, no.1
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20718058M

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