Anxious Sexualities: Masculinity, Nationalism and Violence

@article{Anand2007AnxiousSM,
  title={Anxious Sexualities: Masculinity, Nationalism and Violence},
  author={Dibyesh Anand},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={257 - 269}
}
  • D. Anand
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Sociology
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
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