Metaphors on Women in Academia: A Review of the Literature, 2004-2013

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Metaphors on Women in Academia: A Review of the Literature, 2004-2013. / Bates, Stephen; Jenkins, Laura; Amery, Fran; Savigny, H.

Advances in Gender Research: At the Center: Feminism, Social Science and Knowledge. Vol. 20 Emerald, 2015. p. 247-268.

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Bates, S, Jenkins, L, Amery, F & Savigny, H 2015, Metaphors on Women in Academia: A Review of the Literature, 2004-2013. in Advances in Gender Research: At the Center: Feminism, Social Science and Knowledge. vol. 20, Emerald, pp. 247-268. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-212620150000020022

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Bates, S., Jenkins, L., Amery, F., & Savigny, H. (2015). Metaphors on Women in Academia: A Review of the Literature, 2004-2013. In Advances in Gender Research: At the Center: Feminism, Social Science and Knowledge (Vol. 20, pp. 247-268). Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-212620150000020022

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Bates S, Jenkins L, Amery F, Savigny H. Metaphors on Women in Academia: A Review of the Literature, 2004-2013. In Advances in Gender Research: At the Center: Feminism, Social Science and Knowledge. Vol. 20. Emerald. 2015. p. 247-268 https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-212620150000020022

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Bates, Stephen ; Jenkins, Laura ; Amery, Fran ; Savigny, H. / Metaphors on Women in Academia: A Review of the Literature, 2004-2013. Advances in Gender Research: At the Center: Feminism, Social Science and Knowledge. Vol. 20 Emerald, 2015. pp. 247-268

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