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'Laddishness' as a Self-worth Protection Strategy. / Jackson, C.

In: Gender and Education, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2002, p. 37-50.

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Jackson, C. / 'Laddishness' as a Self-worth Protection Strategy. In: Gender and Education. 2002 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 37-50.

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