What Sexuality Is This Place? Building a Framework for Evaluating Sexualized Space: The Case of Kansas City, Missouri

@article{Nusser2013WhatSI,
  title={What Sexuality Is This Place? Building a Framework for Evaluating Sexualized Space: The Case of Kansas City, Missouri},
  author={Sarah Nusser and Katrin B. Anacker},
  journal={Journal of Urban Affairs},
  year={2013},
  volume={35},
  pages={173 - 193}
}
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