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Patrizia Romito

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349613

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.001.0001

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Tactics for hiding male violence

Tactics for hiding male violence

(p.42) (p.43) Three Tactics for hiding male violence
A deafening silence

Patrizia Romito

Policy Press

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

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