‘White Slaves’ and White Australia: prostitution and Australian Society1

@article{Frances2004WhiteSA,
  title={‘White Slaves’ and White Australia: prostitution and Australian Society1},
  author={Raelene Frances},
  journal={Australian Feminist Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={185 - 200}
}
  • R. Frances
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Sociology
  • Australian Feminist Studies
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