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Gender, Risk and Micro-financial Subjectivities. / Maclean, Kate.

In: Antipode: a radical journal of geography, Vol. 45, No. 2, 01.01.2013.

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Maclean, K 2013, 'Gender, Risk and Micro-financial Subjectivities', Antipode: a radical journal of geography, vol. 45, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01005.x

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Maclean, K. (2013). Gender, Risk and Micro-financial Subjectivities. Antipode: a radical journal of geography, 45(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01005.x

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Maclean K. Gender, Risk and Micro-financial Subjectivities. Antipode: a radical journal of geography. 2013 Jan 1;45(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01005.x

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Maclean, Kate. / Gender, Risk and Micro-financial Subjectivities. In: Antipode: a radical journal of geography. 2013 ; Vol. 45, No. 2.

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