Play the Man! Men and Masculinities in Interwar Britain

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Play the Man! Men and Masculinities in Interwar Britain. / Edelberg, Peter.

Saarbrücken : VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & C o. KG, 2009. 128 p.

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Harvard

Edelberg, P 2009, Play the Man! Men and Masculinities in Interwar Britain. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & C o. KG, Saarbrücken.

APA

Edelberg, P. (2009). Play the Man! Men and Masculinities in Interwar Britain. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & C o. KG.

Vancouver

Edelberg P. Play the Man! Men and Masculinities in Interwar Britain. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & C o. KG, 2009. 128 p.

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Edelberg, Peter. / Play the Man! Men and Masculinities in Interwar Britain. Saarbrücken : VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & C o. KG, 2009. 128 p.

Bibtex

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