Y ahora que vas a hacer, mulata?: Hip choreographies in the Mexican cabaretera film Mulata (1954). / Blanco Borelli, Melissa.

In: Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2008, p. 215-233.

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Y ahora que vas a hacer, mulata?: Hip choreographies in the Mexican cabaretera film Mulata (1954). / Blanco Borelli, Melissa.

In: Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2008, p. 215-233.

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Blanco Borelli, Melissa. / Y ahora que vas a hacer, mulata?: Hip choreographies in the Mexican cabaretera film Mulata (1954). In: Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. 2008 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 215-233.

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