The Women's Movement and the Media: Constructing a Public Identity

@article{vanZoonen1992TheWM,
  title={The Women's Movement and the Media: Constructing a Public Identity},
  author={Elisabeth A. van Zoonen},
  journal={European Journal of Communication},
  year={1992},
  volume={7},
  pages={453 - 476}
}
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