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  title={Bare Biceps and American (In)Security: Post-9/11 Constructions of Safe(ty), Threat, and the First Black First Lady},
  author={Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo},
  journal={WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  pages={200 - 217}
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