Subtle Neglect and Yuckiness: Queerness, Disability, and Contagion in Mother Narratives

  title={Subtle Neglect and Yuckiness: Queerness, Disability, and Contagion in Mother Narratives},
  author={Margaret F. Gibson},
  journal={Feminist Formations},
  pages={117 - 140}
  • M. Gibson
  • Published 2018
  • Art
  • Feminist Formations
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