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Gentle, invisible, pervasive violence that is exercised through cognition and misrecognition, knowledge and sentiment, often with the unwitting consent or complicity of the dominated.
Additional notes and information
(1) Bourdieu, P. (2001). Masculine Domination, Cambridge, Polity; (2) Galtung, J. (1990), ‘Cultural Violence’, Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 27, No 3.