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Dancing bodies in contemporary Hollywood cinema

Claire Walker

Dancing bodies in contemporary Hollywood cinema

aspects of representational sexual differece

by Claire Walker

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Thesis(M.A.) - University of Surrey, 1996.

StatementClaire Walker.
ContributionsUniversity of Surrey. Department of Dance Studies.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16499913M


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