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A heterosexual life: Older women and agency within marriage and the family

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A heterosexual life : Older women and agency within marriage and the family. / Hockey, J. ; Meah, Angela; Robinson, V. .

In: Journal of gender studies, Vol. 13, No. 3, 11.2004, p. 227-238.

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Hockey, J. ; Meah, Angela ; Robinson, V. . / A heterosexual life : Older women and agency within marriage and the family. In: Journal of gender studies. 2004 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 227-238.

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