The Cultural Politics of Masculinity: Towards a Social Geography

  title={The Cultural Politics of Masculinity: Towards a Social Geography},
  author={Peter Jackson},
  journal={Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers},
  • Peter Jackson
  • Published 1991
  • Sociology
  • Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
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