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

By Sarah Schulman

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Ok, I'm a little late to the party on reading Sarah Schulman's Conflict Is Not Abuse, but I can't recommend it highly enough. The author's thesis, that "at many levels of human interaction there is the opportunity to conflate discomfort with threat, to mistake internal anxiety for external danger, and in turn to escalate rather than resolve" has radical implications for our polarized, traumatized world and its reliance on policing, scapegoating, and "unfriending." This is a book that, having been read, may exert a lasting impact on how you approach conflicted relationships and envision "good community."


Product Details

Paperback
288 pages
ISBN/SKU
9781551526430
Publisher
Arsenal Pulp Press (10/4/16)
Dimensions
5.9 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches