“There’s nothing I hate more than a racist:” (Re)centering whiteness in American Horror Story: Coven

@article{Leblanc2018TheresNI,
  title={“There’s nothing I hate more than a racist:” (Re)centering whiteness in American Horror Story: Coven},
  author={Amanda K. Leblanc},
  journal={Critical Studies in Media Communication},
  year={2018},
  volume={35},
  pages={273 - 285}
}
  • Amanda K. Leblanc
  • Published 4 January 2018
  • Sociology, Art
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication
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