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Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South : Towards a Feminised Urban Future. / Chant, Sylvia; McIlwaine, Cathy.

1st ed. London : Routledge, 2015. 326 p.

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Chant, S & McIlwaine, C 2015, Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a Feminised Urban Future. 1st edn, Routledge, London. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315862996

APA

Chant, S., & McIlwaine, C. (2015). Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a Feminised Urban Future. (1st ed.) Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315862996

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Chant S, McIlwaine C. Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a Feminised Urban Future. 1st ed. London: Routledge, 2015. 326 p. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315862996

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Chant, Sylvia ; McIlwaine, Cathy. / Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South : Towards a Feminised Urban Future. 1st ed. London : Routledge, 2015. 326 p.

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