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An edition of Conflict is not abuse (2016)

Conflict is not abuse

overstating harm, community responsibility, and the duty of repair

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An edition of Conflict is not abuse (2016)

Conflict is not abuse

overstating harm, community responsibility, and the duty of repair

  • 4.00 ·
  • 1 Ratings
  • 24 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading
  • 1 Have read
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Publisher
Arsenal Pulp Press
Language
English
Pages
299

Previews available in: English

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. Conflict Is Not Abuse is a searing rejection of the cultural phenomenon of blame, cruelty, and scapegoating, and how those in positions of power exacerbate and manipulate fear of the "other" to achieve their goals.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-290).

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
303.6/9
Library of Congress
HM1126 .S34 2016, HM1121

The Physical Object

Pagination
299 pages
Number of pages
299

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27217674M
Internet Archive
conflictisnotabu0000schu
ISBN 10
1551526433
ISBN 13
9781551526430
OCLC/WorldCat
944463836

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