The World of Yaoi: The Internet, Censorship and the Global ‘Boys‘ Love’ Fandom

@article{McLelland2005TheWO,
  title={The World of Yaoi: The Internet, Censorship and the Global ‘Boys‘ Love’ Fandom},
  author={Mark McLelland},
  journal={Australian Feminist Law Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={23},
  pages={61 - 77}
}
(2005). The World of Yaoi: The Internet, Censorship and the Global ‘Boys‘ Love’ Fandom. Australian Feminist Law Journal: Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 61-77. 
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