Imperial New York: Destruction and Disneyfication under Emperor Giuliani

  title={Imperial New York: Destruction and Disneyfication under Emperor Giuliani},
  author={Eric E. Rofes},
  journal={GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies},
  pages={101 - 109}
  • E. Rofes
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • History
  • GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
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