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What’s love got to do with it? Marriage and the security state

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What’s love got to do with it? Marriage and the security state. / Balani, Sita.

In: Identities, 2021.

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Balani, S 2021, 'What’s love got to do with it? Marriage and the security state', Identities. https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2021.1949814

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Balani, S. (Accepted/In press). What’s love got to do with it? Marriage and the security state. Identities. https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2021.1949814

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Balani S. What’s love got to do with it? Marriage and the security state. Identities. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2021.1949814

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Balani, Sita. / What’s love got to do with it? Marriage and the security state. In: Identities. 2021.

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