‘We are not Victims, we are Protagonists of this History’

  title={‘We are not Victims, we are Protagonists of this History’},
  author={Viviana Beatriz Macmanus},
  journal={International Feminist Journal of Politics},
  pages={40 - 57}
  • V. Macmanus
  • Published 2 January 2015
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics
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