Unnecessary Roughness: Gender and Racial Politics in Domestic Violence Media Events

@article{Mcdonald1999UnnecessaryRG,
  title={Unnecessary Roughness: Gender and Racial Politics in Domestic Violence Media Events},
  author={Mary G. Mcdonald},
  journal={Sociology of Sport Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={16},
  pages={111-133}
}
  • M. Mcdonald
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Sociology of Sport Journal
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