Reassessing the feminist project in law by Joanne Conaghan

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StatementJoanne Conaghan.
SeriesFeminism and law workshop series -- FLW 1999-2000 (1), Feminism and law workshop series -- 1999-2000 (1)
ContributionsUniversity of Toronto. Faculty of Law.
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Pagination22 p. ;
Number of Pages22
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