Nothing queer about queer television: televized construction of gay masculinities

@article{AvilaSaavedra2009NothingQA,
  title={Nothing queer about queer television: televized construction of gay masculinities},
  author={Guillermo Avila-Saavedra},
  journal={Media, Culture \& Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={31},
  pages={21 - 5}
}
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