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Theorizing gender desegregation as political work: the case of the Welsh Labour Party

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Theorizing gender desegregation as political work: the case of the Welsh Labour Party. / Jones, Owain Smolović; Jones, Sanela Smolović; Taylor, Scott; Yarrow, Emily.

In: Gender, Work and Organization, 21.03.2020.

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Jones, Owain Smolović ; Jones, Sanela Smolović ; Taylor, Scott ; Yarrow, Emily. / Theorizing gender desegregation as political work: the case of the Welsh Labour Party. In: Gender, Work and Organization. 2020.

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