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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Sex role -- United States.,
  • Feminist theory.,
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statementedited by Laura Kramer.
ContributionsKramer, Laura.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ1075.5.U6 S63 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 518 p. ;
Number of Pages518
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2224768M
ISBN 100312030630, 031205209X
LC Control Number89063913

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