Women, culture, and mental health in Malaysia an inter-ethnic and inter-regional study, focusing on Kedah and Penang by Mubarak A. R.

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Published by Research and Resource Committee, HAWA in cooperation with Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang .

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 81-89) and index.

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Other titlesWomen, culture, and mental health
StatementMubarak A.R., Low Heng Chin, Quah Soon Hoe ; editor, Wazir Jahan Karim.
SeriesERA 21 series -- no. 2
ContributionsLow, Heng Chin., Quah, Soon Hoe.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2008/43485 (R)
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 91 p. ;
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22557955M
ISBN 109839904868
LC Control Number2003534803

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