Abolitionist feminism as patriarchal control: Swedish understandings of prostitution and trafficking

@article{Levy2013AbolitionistFA,
  title={Abolitionist feminism as patriarchal control: Swedish understandings of prostitution and trafficking},
  author={Jay S. Levy and Pye Jakobsson},
  journal={Dialectical Anthropology},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={333-340}
}
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