Imperilled Muslim Women, Dangerous Muslim Men and Civilised Europeans: Legal and Social Responses to Forced Marriages

@article{Razack2004ImperilledMW,
  title={Imperilled Muslim Women, Dangerous Muslim Men and Civilised Europeans: Legal and Social Responses to Forced Marriages},
  author={Sherene H. Razack},
  journal={Feminist Legal Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={129-174}
}
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