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Women’s Studies and Contingency : Between Exploitation and Resistance. / Fernandez Arrigoitia, Melissa; Beetham, Gwendolyn; Jones, Cara; Nzinga-Johnson, Sekile.

In: Feminist Formations, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2015, p. 81-113.

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Fernandez Arrigoitia, M, Beetham, G, Jones, C & Nzinga-Johnson, S 2015, 'Women’s Studies and Contingency: Between Exploitation and Resistance', Feminist Formations, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 81-113. <http://muse.jhu.edu/article/607295>

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Fernandez Arrigoitia, M., Beetham, G., Jones, C., & Nzinga-Johnson, S. (2015). Women’s Studies and Contingency: Between Exploitation and Resistance. Feminist Formations, 27(3), 81-113. http://muse.jhu.edu/article/607295

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Fernandez Arrigoitia M, Beetham G, Jones C, Nzinga-Johnson S. Women’s Studies and Contingency: Between Exploitation and Resistance. Feminist Formations. 2015;27(3):81-113.

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Fernandez Arrigoitia, Melissa ; Beetham, Gwendolyn ; Jones, Cara ; Nzinga-Johnson, Sekile. / Women’s Studies and Contingency : Between Exploitation and Resistance. In: Feminist Formations. 2015 ; Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 81-113.

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