The way in which violence is represented can have profound effects on the language, images and analysis used to explain and describe it.
There are many ways in which the abstract language of violence might distance itself from the direct and indirect consequences - killing, injury (physical and psychological) and death.
This can also lead to highly selective ideological attitudes which undermine human rights. These pages therefore present contemporary case studies connected to my own independent research.
Reflections on the Indonesian Massacres in Cold War Historiography and Political Economy
Genocide Studies International, Volume 10 No. 1Spring 2016, 10(1), pp. 52–64.
The Right to “Irrelevance” (R2I)
Peace Review A Journal of Social Justice
Volume 29, 2017 - Issue 2: Violent Extremism and Youth Recruitment, pp. 215-224