The Continuum of Violence in Link, U. & Smith, D. T. (eds.) Cultures of Fear: A Critical Reader.

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Cockburn, C.

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2009

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Continuum of Violence

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English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Cockburn, C. (2009). The Continuum of Violence in Link, U. & Smith, D. T. (eds.) Cultures of Fear: A Critical Reader, 11, p 158.. Pluto Press.

This article utilises a feminist lens to analyse the gender and power dynamic in relation to violence, specifically analysing the connection between a multitude of types of violence, and the way they connect to each other as if a continuum. Exploring themes of violence such as the brutalisation of the body and war and political terror, the findings determine 3 factors: there is a link between the personal and international scales of violence; it is not helpful to separate between war, peace, pre-war and post war violence as gendered violence exists in all situations and is continued from one to the next; gender power dynamics exist in all aspects from the family, to the government and to multinational corporations.