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"Fishing na everybody business": women's work and gender relations in Sierra Leone's fisheries

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"Fishing na everybody business" : women's work and gender relations in Sierra Leone's fisheries. / Thorpe, Andy; Pouw, Nicky; Baio, Andrew; Sandi, Ranita; Ndomahina, Ernest Tom; Lebbie, Thomas.

In: Feminist Economics, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2014, p. 53-77.

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Thorpe, A, Pouw, N, Baio, A, Sandi, R, Ndomahina, ET & Lebbie, T 2014, '"Fishing na everybody business": women's work and gender relations in Sierra Leone's fisheries', Feminist Economics, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 53-77. https://doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2014.895403

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Thorpe, A., Pouw, N., Baio, A., Sandi, R., Ndomahina, E. T., & Lebbie, T. (2014). "Fishing na everybody business": women's work and gender relations in Sierra Leone's fisheries. Feminist Economics, 20(3), 53-77. https://doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2014.895403

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Thorpe, Andy ; Pouw, Nicky ; Baio, Andrew ; Sandi, Ranita ; Ndomahina, Ernest Tom ; Lebbie, Thomas. / "Fishing na everybody business" : women's work and gender relations in Sierra Leone's fisheries. In: Feminist Economics. 2014 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 53-77.

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