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Tactics for hiding male violence

Patrizia Romito

in A deafening silence

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349613
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301370 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.003.0004
Tactics for hiding male violence

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This chapter examines the various tactics for hiding male violence. The term ‘tactics’ is defined as mental operations that materialise in behaviour. The first section studies the politics of language and how the dehumanising of victims occurs. Blaming the victims, psychologising, naturalising, distinguishing, and separating are other examples of these tactics, which are discussed in detail in this chapter.

Keywords: tactics; hiding; male violence; politics of language; dehumanising; blaming; psychologising; naturalising; distinguishing; separating

Chapter.  21529 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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