RACE AND CLASS BIAS IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH ON WOMEN

@article{Cannon1988RACEAC,
  title={RACE AND CLASS BIAS IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH ON WOMEN},
  author={Lynn Weber Cannon and Elizabeth L. Higginbotham and Marianne L. A. Leung},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  year={1988},
  volume={2},
  pages={449 - 462}
}
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