Women and urban environments by Mary Ann Beavis

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Published by Institute of Urban Studies in Winnipeg, Man .

Written in English

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  • Urbanization,
  • City planning,
  • Human ecology,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Urban Sociology

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StatementMary Ann Beavis, editor
SeriesStudent paper / Institute of Urban Studies -- 9-10, Student paper (University of Winnipeg. Institute of Urban Studies) -- 9.
ContributionsUniversity of Winnipeg. Institute of Urban Studies
LC ClassificationsHQ1181.C2 W66 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationv. :
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Open LibraryOL26580372M
ISBN 101896023444

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