(Un/Be)Coming Out? Rethinking Fat Politics

  title={(Un/Be)Coming Out? Rethinking Fat Politics},
  author={Samantha Murray},
  journal={Social Semiotics},
  pages={153 - 163}
  • S. Murray
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Art
  • Social Semiotics
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