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Sexual difference. / Stone, Alison.

Oxford handbook of feminist theory. ed. / Lisa Disch; Mary Hawkesworth. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. (Oxford Handbooks).

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Stone, A 2015, Sexual difference. in L Disch & M Hawkesworth (eds), Oxford handbook of feminist theory. Oxford Handbooks, Oxford University Press, Oxford. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199328581.013.43

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Stone, A. (2015). Sexual difference. In L. Disch, & M. Hawkesworth (Eds.), Oxford handbook of feminist theory (Oxford Handbooks). Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199328581.013.43

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Stone A. Sexual difference. In Disch L, Hawkesworth M, editors, Oxford handbook of feminist theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2015. (Oxford Handbooks). https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199328581.013.43

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Stone, Alison. / Sexual difference. Oxford handbook of feminist theory. editor / Lisa Disch ; Mary Hawkesworth. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. (Oxford Handbooks).

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