Leading by example: A queer critique of personalization and coercive community governance in Act Up-Paris’s operation against the bareback writers

@article{Davis2015LeadingBE,
  title={Leading by example: A queer critique of personalization and coercive community governance in Act Up-Paris’s operation against the bareback writers},
  author={Oliver S. P. Davis},
  journal={Sexualities},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={141 - 157}
}
  • O. Davis
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Art
  • Sexualities
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