Gendering the Empire’s Soldiers : Gendered Ideologies, the United States Military, and the War on Terror. / Sjoberg, Laura.

Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives. ed. / Laura Sjoberg; Sandra Via. Vol. 1 Santa Barbara, CA : Praeger, 2010. p. 209-218.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

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Gendering the Empire’s Soldiers : Gendered Ideologies, the United States Military, and the War on Terror. / Sjoberg, Laura.

Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives. ed. / Laura Sjoberg; Sandra Via. Vol. 1 Santa Barbara, CA : Praeger, 2010. p. 209-218.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Harvard

Sjoberg, L 2010, Gendering the Empire’s Soldiers: Gendered Ideologies, the United States Military, and the War on Terror. in L Sjoberg & S Via (eds), Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives. vol. 1, Praeger, Santa Barbara, CA, pp. 209-218. <https://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A3193C>

APA

Sjoberg, L. (2010). Gendering the Empire’s Soldiers: Gendered Ideologies, the United States Military, and the War on Terror. In L. Sjoberg, & S. Via (Eds.), Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives (Vol. 1, pp. 209-218). Praeger. https://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A3193C

Vancouver

Sjoberg L. Gendering the Empire’s Soldiers: Gendered Ideologies, the United States Military, and the War on Terror. In Sjoberg L, Via S, editors, Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives. Vol. 1. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. 2010. p. 209-218

Author

Sjoberg, Laura. / Gendering the Empire’s Soldiers : Gendered Ideologies, the United States Military, and the War on Terror. Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives. editor / Laura Sjoberg ; Sandra Via. Vol. 1 Santa Barbara, CA : Praeger, 2010. pp. 209-218

BibTeX

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