Feminism as critique: comments on Johanna Oksala’s feminist experiences

Published on Mar 1, 2019in Continental Philosophy Review
· DOI :10.1007/s11007-018-9456-6
Amy Allen16
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(PSU: Pennsylvania State University)
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