Masculinity and Monstrosity

@article{Rieser2001MasculinityAM,
  title={Masculinity and Monstrosity},
  author={Klaus Dr Rieser},
  journal={Men and Masculinities},
  year={2001},
  volume={3},
  pages={370 - 392}
}
  • K. Rieser
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Men and Masculinities
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