Problematic spaces, problematic races: defining ‘Europeans’ in late colonial India

@article{Buettner2000ProblematicSP,
  title={Problematic spaces, problematic races: defining ‘Europeans’ in late colonial India},
  author={Elizabeth Buettner},
  journal={Women's History Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={9},
  pages={277 - 298}
}
  • E. Buettner
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • History, Sociology
  • Women's History Review
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