Victims, Perpetrators and Actors' Revisited. Exploring the Potential for a Feminist Reconceptualization of (International) Security and (Gender) Violence.

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Shepherd, L. J.

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Date:

2007

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Continuum of Violence

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English

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Shepherd, L. J. (2007). Victims, Perpetrators and Actors' Revisited. Exploring the Potential for a Feminist Reconceptualization of (International) Security and (Gender) Violence. Political Studies Association. Vol 9, pp. 239-256.

This article explores the potential for a feminist reworking of theorising security in relation to violence. The article offers insights into the relevance of such a reconceptualization and argues that the concept of gender is gendered when related to violence and should be viewed as ontological and not as an existential identity crisis. In the study of security, because of the discursive power of the concept, and of violence, these considerations are particularly important, as they can literally be issues of life and death.