‘Feminist theory is proper knowledge, but …’: The status of feminist scholarship in the academy

  title={‘Feminist theory is proper knowledge, but …’: The status of feminist scholarship in the academy},
  author={Maria do Mar Pereira},
  journal={Feminist Theory},
  pages={283 - 303}
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