Conflict Is Not Abuse by Sarah Schulman audiobook

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

By Sarah Schulman
Read by Sarah Schulman

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From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between Conflict and Abuse, Schulman directly addresses our contemporary culture of scapegoating. This deep, brave, and bold work reveals how punishment replaces personal and collective self-criticism, and shows why difference is so often used to justify cruelty and shunning. Rooting the problem of escalation in negative group relationships, Schulman illuminates the ways cliques, communities, families, and religious, racial, and national groups bond through the refusal to change their self-concept. She illustrates how Supremacy behavior and Traumatized behavior resemble each other, through a shared inability to tolerate difference. This important and sure to be controversial book illuminates such contemporary and historical issues of personal, racial, and geo-political difference as tools of escalation towards injustice, exclusion, and punishment, whether the objects of dehumanization are other individuals in our families or communities, people with HIV, African Americans, or Palestinians.

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From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between Conflict and Abuse, Schulman directly addresses our contemporary culture of scapegoating. This deep, brave, and bold work reveals how punishment replaces personal and collective self-criticism, and shows why difference is so often used to justify cruelty and shunning. Rooting the problem of escalation in negative group relationships, Schulman illuminates the ways cliques, communities, families, and religious, racial, and national groups bond through the refusal to change their self-concept. She illustrates how Supremacy behavior and Traumatized behavior resemble each other, through a shared inability to tolerate difference.

This important and sure to be controversial book illuminates such contemporary and historical issues of personal, racial, and geo-political difference as tools of escalation towards injustice, exclusion, and punishment, whether the objects of dehumanization are other individuals in our families or communities, people with HIV, African Americans, or Palestinians.

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Editorial Reviews

A concluding call to address personal and social conflicts without state intervention via police and courts caps off a work that's likely to inspire much discussion. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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Author Bio: Sarah Schulman

Author Bio: Sarah Schulman

Sarah Schulman is a playwright, screenwriter, journalist, AIDS historian, and author of eighteen books. She is a Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow and a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. Her novels include Rat Bohemia, Empathy, After Delores, and The Mere Future, among others

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 10.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English