Sex, Work, and the Feminist Erasure of Class

  title={Sex, Work, and the Feminist Erasure of Class},
  author={Brooke M. Beloso},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={47 - 70}
  • Brooke M. Beloso
  • Published 6 August 2012
  • Sociology, Art
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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