Performativity, Parody, Politics

  title={Performativity, Parody, Politics},
  author={Moya Lloyd},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={195 - 213}
  • Moya Lloyd
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • Art
  • Theory, Culture & Society
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