Women and children in a neighborhood advocacy group: engaging community and refashioning citizenship at the United States–Mexico border

  title={Women and children in a neighborhood advocacy group: engaging community and refashioning citizenship at the United States–Mexico border},
  author={Fernando J. Bosco and Stuart Aitken and Thomas Herman},
  journal={Gender, Place \& Culture},
  pages={155 - 178}
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