symbolic violence

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Definition

Gentle, invisible, pervasive violence that is exercised through cognition and misrecognition, knowledge and sentiment, often with the unwitting consent or complicity of the dominated.

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Source(s)

(1) Bourdieu, P. (2001). Masculine Domination, Cambridge, Polity; (2) Galtung, J. (1990), ‘Cultural Violence’, Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 27, No 3.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1403