Liberation and Pleasure: Feminist Sex Shops and the Politics of Consumption

@article{Huff2018LiberationAP,
  title={Liberation and Pleasure: Feminist Sex Shops and the Politics of Consumption},
  author={A. Huff},
  journal={Women's Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={47},
  pages={427 - 446}
}
  • A. Huff
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
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