Sociological perspectives on defining and accounting for violence: towards gendering the conflict in Northern Ireland

Linda McKie, Chris Yuill

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Book abstract: Rendering the suffering of the marginalized visible has been an important aspect of feminist sociological studies of health, illness and medicine, with the subjective experience of those without access to institutional power being at the forefront of the research. This volume analyzes the links between the suffering caused by the intentional violence of war and the unintentional suffering engendered by modern medicinal processes. By establishing a fitting tribute to the academic and campaigning work of Meg Stacey, Global Perspectives on War, Gender and Health responds to her challenge of ‘why medical sociology had not yet turned its gaze upon the health consequences of war’.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-68
Number of pages18
JournalGlobal Perspectives on War, Gender and Health
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010



  • violence
  • sociology
  • gender
  • Northern Ireland

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