Domestic Abuse and the Public/Private Divide in the British Military

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Domestic Abuse and the Public/Private Divide in the British Military. / Gray, Harriet Rosalind Colette.

In: Gender, Place and Culture, Vol. 23, No. 6, 22.04.2015, p. 912-925.

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Gray, HRC 2015, 'Domestic Abuse and the Public/Private Divide in the British Military', Gender, Place and Culture, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 912-925. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2015.1034247

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Gray, H. R. C. (2015). Domestic Abuse and the Public/Private Divide in the British Military. Gender, Place and Culture, 23(6), 912-925. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2015.1034247

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Gray HRC. Domestic Abuse and the Public/Private Divide in the British Military. Gender, Place and Culture. 2015 Apr 22;23(6):912-925. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2015.1034247

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Gray, Harriet Rosalind Colette. / Domestic Abuse and the Public/Private Divide in the British Military. In: Gender, Place and Culture. 2015 ; Vol. 23, No. 6. pp. 912-925.

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