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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Argumentum     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
AZARBE : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Bienestar     Open Access  
Bakti Budaya     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Campbell Systematic Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Columbia Social Work Review     Open Access  
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access  
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
International Journal on Child Maltreatment : Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access  
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Care Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 275)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 129)
Journal of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Social Work in the Global Community     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Jurnal Karya Abdi Masyarakat     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Links to Health and Social Care     Open Access  
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     Open Access  
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access  
Psikopedagogia : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access  
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
SER Social     Open Access  
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Skriftserien Socialt Arbejde     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 2)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 110)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk     Open Access  
Social Work and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika     Open Access  
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift     Open Access  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal  
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning     Open Access  
Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning     Open Access  
Tidsskriftet Norges Barnevern     Full-text available via subscription  
Trabajo Social Global - Global Social Work     Open Access  
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Violence and Victims     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
Voces desde el Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Volunteer Management Report     Full-text available via subscription  
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)

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      Abstract: In 1978, Judith Fetterley’s powerful and persuasive book, The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction, was published by Indiana University Press. Having been deeply engaged as a second wave feminist scholar for the previous decade, I was delighted that Fetterley’s book continued, condensed, and crystallized the feminist analysis of literature and culture that had emerged during the previous turbulent decade of feminist politics, debate, and scholarship. Building on this decade of discovery and accomplishment, The Resisting Reader provided a crucial framework for scholars, teachers, and students to understand the deep masculinist structure of American literature, built on a foundation of axiomatic ... Read More
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      Abstract: The Resisting Reader begins with a simple declarative sentence about its genesis: “This book began in the classroom.”1 Judith Fetterley starts from a site often cast aside in the history of literary study, despite the fact that the classroom, long feminized, was and remains a pivotal place for the making of literary knowledge.2 To elaborate on this context of the book’s production, Fetterley offers a brief history of her project and those who have supported it. Her class took place at the University of Pennsylvania in fall 1971 where she established with her students a pedagogy that turned unidirectional hierarchy into a horizontal circuit. Fetterley asked for her students’ reading notebooks and they asked for hers ... Read More
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      Abstract: Judith Fetterley’s The Resisting Reader has garnered extraordinary influence, crossing disiplinary and national boundaries to achieve a wide, continuing impact matched by few works of modern literary criticism. On its publication in 1978, the book was “highly recommended” to libraries,1 then quickly contributed to American literature studies and feminist criticism. Recognized as “a book of great value for classroom teachers,”2 it was also hailed as representing the commitment to social change in feminist literary criticism, beyond the aim of individual professional advancement.3 Although reading studies came more slowly to The Resisting Reader, feminist scholars in the field later recognized Fetterley’s theory as ... Read More
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      Abstract: At its best, feminist criticism is a political act whose aim is not simply to interpret the world but to change it by changing the consciousness of those who read and their relation to what they read.Looking back at Judith Fetterley’s The Resisting Reader after some four decades, what strikes me immediately is the centrality of “power” to its argument and the way this critique of power leads to an unmasking of what she terms “immasculation”: the process by which, as “readers and teachers and scholars, women are taught to think as men, to identify with a male point of view, and to accept as normal and legitimate a male system of values, one of whose central principles is misogyny” (xx). This exploration of power ... Read More
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      Abstract: I first met Judith Fetterley in 1973, in a seminar classroom at the University at Albany (SUNY), where faculty new to the English Department were invited for an orientation session on the teaching of composition courses. Among the several striking figures around the table that day, Judy still stood out. She wore what was pretty much her uniform in those days: blue jeans, sturdy shoes, and a navy-blue sweatshirt. Her red hair was cut short, and she wore no make-up, no jewelry.Yes, Judy is the kind of person you notice. She is unselfconscious about the space she takes up at a table or in a room. She likes to spread out and is not small and tidy about her gestures. She speaks loudly, as if her listeners might be just ... Read More
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      Abstract: On a shelf in an office I am not allowed to enter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a dog-eared, marked up, post-it noted copy of The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Literature, purchased in 1978 or 1979, soon after it was published, and read and reread, taught and retaught many times. I do not need that particular copy in front of me to remember that I circled, in wide loops, its three-word first sentence: “Literature is political” (xi). If I recall correctly, there is at least one exclamation mark in the margin beside that sentence and many more all down the pages, cover to cover. “The posture of the apolitical,” Judith Fetterley writes a few sentences later, “the pretense that literature ... Read More
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      Abstract: In my copy of The Resisting Reader, the introduction and the chapter “The Bostonians” are both heavily underlined. My files of musty teaching notes, recently rescued from the basement, remind me how much The Resisting Reader meant to me as I struggled to undo the critical methodologies I had been taught in graduate school. In the pre-Internet 1980s and early 90s I xeroxed the quotations Fetterley prints at the onset of the Bostonians chapter and gave them to students to analyze–“go around the room,” my notes instruct me, “asking each person to identify the writer’s ideological position.” When I look at those quotations today, I shudder at their naked misogyny and homophobia. We have come a long way from 1978, when ... Read More
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  • Fetterley’s Feminist Blueprint for Resisting Scholars

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      Abstract: Judith Fetterley’s first-sentence declaration “Literature is political” was a clarion call for feminist literary scholars to take bolder steps in thought and praxis. Directly and indirectly, Fetterley influenced interpretative approaches to American literature and foregrounded a feminist hermeneutics of suspicion that changed the reading practices of professors and their students in literary studies.1 I mean no exaggeration when I declare I was never the same student after reading Fetterley’s 1978 monograph, The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction, as a graduate student in the PhD program in English at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in the 1980s. Though Fetterley did not analyze ... Read More
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      Abstract: A key thought in Judith Fetterley’s The Resisting Reader is her neologism immasculation.1 The term refers to a process of unconscious inculcation: when all the sources we read, the critics we study, and the teachers we meet are men, everyone learns to “think like a man,” unaware that our minds have been, so to speak, occupied by male-coded (“man-made”) language, or, in my Orwellian variation, by “manspeak.” Because the term referred to the effects of both literature and language usage, the book has appeared on my courses’ reading lists since it was published. Referring to descriptions of women’s education by several colleagues, Fetterley wrote that “American literature is male” (xii). The value of her descriptive ... Read More
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      Abstract: The Resisting Reader came on the scene at the beginning of my professional career. Then, in 1978, I was a first-year assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire. I was hired as a specialist in feminist theory, but truth be told, I came to the job with dubious credentials. I was trained in criticism and theory (literary history, New Criticism, the Chicago School, Marxist theory, and the emerging structuralism and post-structuralism), but my graduate program did not offer any course on feminist criticism. At that time the big debate was whether or not there was or even could be such a coherent and definable critical approach. Like other feminist scholars of my generation, I was self-taught in feminist ... Read More
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      Abstract: The Resisting Reader holds landmark status in second-wave feminism, joining other notable monographs such as Annette Kolodny’s The Lay of the Land (1975), Patricia Meyer Spacks’ The Female Imagination (1975), Elaine Showalter’s A Literature of Their Own (1978), and Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s The Madwoman in the Attic (1979), as feminist criticism infiltrated the academy. The institutionalization of feminist literary scholarship has been documented–and closely read–by Jane Gallop in Around 1981. Charting the rising tide of academic feminism through the publication of several edited collections, whose aggregation marks a cresting for feminist literary work, Gallop delineates three key debates that characterize ... Read More
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      Abstract: American literature is male. To read the canon of what is currently considered classic American literature is perforce to identify as male.Clearly, then, the first act of the feminist critic must be to become a resisting reader rather than an assenting reader and, by this refusal to assent, to begin the process of exorcising the male mind that has been implanted in us.I am currently working on a book project called “Feminine Noir' American Women’s Crime Fiction of the Cold War.” It takes a reception studies approach to the work of a generation of American women crime/thriller writers who established themselves from the 1940s to the 1960s who—until recently— were absent from literary history.2 I struggled in the ... Read More
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      Abstract: As I reached out to colleagues whose voices I hoped to see included in this volume, I remembered as well my wonderful editor at Indiana University Press, Susan Fernandez. Though I had lost contact with Susan over the years, I had high hopes for re-connecting. I searched for her on the Internet only to discover her obituary. I want, therefore, to dedicate this brief reflection on the book we created together to Susan, who taught me more about writing through her judicious line-editing than anyone before or after. She accepted the book for publication, she believed in the book, and she gave it its name. Thank you, Susan.In the spring of 1971, I attended my first consciousness-raising session. Like so many women of my ... Read More
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  • The American Politics of French Theory: Derrida, Deleuze, Guattari, and
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      Abstract: Jason Demers’ new book does not examine French theory in terms of theoretical movements like structuralism or poststructuralism. Demers does not believe in explaining the concepts of theories because such explanations assume that theory occupies its own realm; rather, Demers explains the political contexts in which French theory and theorists are involved. As he says, “[T]o label and ultimately understand the work of thinkers such as Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida or Foucault under the rubric of ‘poststructuralism’ or ‘French theory’ severs them from the associations that characterize their thought” (6). Demers considers this theoretical approach metaphorical because it requires the selection of a term that ... Read More
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           Postwar America by E. James West (review)

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      Abstract: In “Ebony” Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr., James E. West analyzes the contributions Ebony and Bennett made to propagating Black history during the second half of the twentieth century. In narrating the history of Ebony and Bennet’s contribution to the magazine, West chronicles the evolution of Black history in the twentieth century, which can be categorized through several periods–the emphasis on racial uplift and Black achievement in the 1940s and 1950s; the connection of past protest movements to the civil rights and Black Power movements in the 1960s; the mainstream commercialization and inclusion of Black history in the 1970s; and the reinvention of protest narratives, particularly the civil rights movement of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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