“So Full of Myself as a Chick”

@article{Wilkins2004SoFO,
  title={“So Full of Myself as a Chick”},
  author={Amy C. Wilkins},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={328 - 349}
}
  • A. Wilkins
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Sociology
  • Gender & Society
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