“The Only Dykey One”: Constructions of (In)Authenticity in a Lesbian Community of Practice

  title={“The Only Dykey One”: Constructions of (In)Authenticity in a Lesbian Community of Practice},
  author={Lucy Jones},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={719 - 741}
  • L. Jones
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
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