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Women and development in the Middle East and North Africa

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Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Middle East.,
  • Africa, North.
    • Subjects:
    • Women in development -- Middle East,
    • Women in development -- Africa, North

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by Joseph G. Jabbra and Nancy W. Jabbra.
      SeriesInternational studies in sociology and social anthropology,, v. 59
      ContributionsJabbra, Joseph G., Jabbra, Nancy Walstrom.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ1240.5.M628 W66 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination148 p. ;
      Number of Pages148
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1547076M
      ISBN 109004095292
      LC Control Number91026417


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