Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Comment from the Field: What Is Disability Studies to Make of Fetal Amputee and Cosplayer Laura Vaughn and Her Emulation of Female Warrior, Imperator Furiosa of Mad Max: Fury Road?

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (2020), 14, (4), 487–491.


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Smith, Sue