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"Good" and "Bad" Muslim Citizens: Feminists, Terrorists, and U.S. Orientalisms

@article{Maira2009GoodA,
  title={"Good" and "Bad" Muslim Citizens: Feminists, Terrorists, and U.S. Orientalisms},
  author={Sunaina Maira},
  journal={Feminist Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={35}
}
  • Sunaina Maira
  • Published 30 December 2009
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Feminist Studies
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