The Costs of Exclusionary Practices in Women's Studies

  title={The Costs of Exclusionary Practices in Women's Studies},
  author={Maxine Baca Zinn and Lynn Weber Cannon and Elizabeth L. Higginbotham and Bonnie Thornton Dill},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={290 - 303}
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