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A copied hit!
10-09-2010
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In his colum at La Vanguardia journal, "A golpe de deseo", Joana Bonet, director of Marie Claire (Spain), comments on French author Christian Salmon breach of the right of citation of my academic paper “Modelling Femininity” (published in European Journal of Women Studies de Sage and in Tropodos, both available here). In his recent book on Kate Moss, Salmon not only copied a 5 line sentence extracted from my published research without citing its source, he also makes use of all the ideas that I originally applied to the study of models as cultural emblems, a topic in which I have been researching and publishing academically since 1993. The matter is now in the hands of the Rights Officer of my British publisher (Sage).