Karen Boyle, Susan Berridge

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This introductory chapter explains key terms used in the collection – including gender-based violence, men's violence against women and victim/survivor - and discusses the implications of their use. It begins by contextualising the book's origins in relation to the pandemic, highlighting the way in which Covid-19 exposed and exacerbated wider gender inequalities. It then introduces continuum thinking as the approach taken in the editorial selections and explains the structure of the collection. Finally, it outlines the ethical issues the collection grapples with in terms of representing violence for the purposes of feminist analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Gender, Media and Violence
EditorsKaren Boyle, Susan Berridge
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781003200871
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Aug 2023


  • honour-based abuse
  • gender-based violence
  • sexual violence
  • domestic abuse
  • news
  • online abuse
  • activism
  • documentary
  • television
  • feminism


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