IV. `Why I Love Carmela Soprano': Ambivalence, the Domestic and Televisual Therapy

@article{Gorton2009IVI,
  title={IV. `Why I Love Carmela Soprano': Ambivalence, the Domestic and Televisual Therapy},
  author={Kristyn Gorton},
  journal={Feminism \& Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={128 - 131}
}
  • K. Gorton
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • Art
  • Feminism & Psychology
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