Mothers, Monsters, Whores : Women's Violence in Global Politics. / Sjoberg, Laura; Gentry, Caron.

London : Zed Books, 2007. 288 p.

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Mothers, Monsters, Whores : Women's Violence in Global Politics. / Sjoberg, Laura; Gentry, Caron.

London : Zed Books, 2007. 288 p.

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Sjoberg, Laura ; Gentry, Caron. / Mothers, Monsters, Whores : Women's Violence in Global Politics. London : Zed Books, 2007. 288 p.

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