cultural violence

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1070

Definition

Cultural violence refers to aspects of culture and social life − exemplified by religion, ideology, language, art, law and science − that can be used to justify or legitimise direct or structural violence, making direct and structural violence look, or even feel, right − or at least not wrong.

 

Source(s)

Galtung, J. (1990), ‘Cultural Violence’, Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 27, No 3.

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