Capitalism's Sexual History

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Capitalism's Sexual History. / Smith, Nicola.

New York : Oxford University Press, 2020. 200 p. (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Harvard

Smith, N 2020, Capitalism's Sexual History. Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations, Oxford University Press, New York. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197530276.001.0001

APA

Smith, N. (2020). Capitalism's Sexual History. (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197530276.001.0001

Vancouver

Smith N. Capitalism's Sexual History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 200 p. (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197530276.001.0001

Author

Smith, Nicola. / Capitalism's Sexual History. New York : Oxford University Press, 2020. 200 p. (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations).

Bibtex

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