Discussions around violence have of course proven central to the development of academic inquiry into humanitarian affairs over decades. Such has been the case across various disciplines including anthropology, geography, politics and international relations and sociology. The presence of violence has also been explored across a variety of research sites; from operational practice and the arrangement of institutions to the experience of communities amidst crises and the inscription of violence into aspects of humanitarian law. Whilst violence's ubiquity demonstrates the concept’s ongoing worth, it simultaneously begs questions about how the language of violence might be harbouring within it more potential as a field of analysis than has heretofore been rendered explicit. A humanitarian foc ..