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Gender Reproduction and Further Education : Domestic apprenticeships. / Skeggs, Beverley.

In: British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.06.1988, p. 131-149.

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Skeggs, B 1988, 'Gender Reproduction and Further Education: Domestic apprenticeships', British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 131-149. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142569880090201

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Skeggs, Beverley. / Gender Reproduction and Further Education : Domestic apprenticeships. In: British Journal of Sociology of Education. 1988 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 131-149.

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