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The Butler: A Film Review

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The Butler: A Film Review. / Nelson, Jodi.

In: Journal of American Studies of Turkey JAST, Vol. 39, No. 2014, 2014, p. 171-190.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

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Nelson, J 2014, 'The Butler: A Film Review', Journal of American Studies of Turkey JAST, vol. 39, no. 2014, pp. 171-190.

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Nelson, Jodi. / The Butler: A Film Review. In: Journal of American Studies of Turkey JAST. 2014 ; Vol. 39, No. 2014. pp. 171-190.

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