Taking Custody of Motherhood: Fathers' Rights Activists and the Politics of Parenting

@article{Crowley2010TakingCO,
  title={Taking Custody of Motherhood: Fathers' Rights Activists and the Politics of Parenting},
  author={Jocelyn Elise Crowley},
  journal={WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={223 - 240}
}
  • J. Crowley
  • Published 20 February 2010
  • Psychology
  • WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly
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