Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Sarah Schulman: Conflict is not Abuse, 12/10 7pm
Unnameable Books is thrilled to host Sarah Schulman for a reading and discussion of her newest book, Conflict is not Abuse.
Though it's hard to gauge attendance via a Facebook event, we're expecting a big crowd in our *small* space, so *please* arrive early to ensure a seat/place to stand. Hopefully, we won't have to turn anyone away for lack of room. As an alternative, we'll be livestreaming the talk on Facebook-- more on how to access that stream soon!
More About Conflict Is Not Abuse:
Novelist, playwright and non-fiction writer Sarah Schulman’s latest book is a timely and searing rejection of the cultural phenomenon of blame, cruelty, and scapegoating, revealing how those in positions of power exacerbate and manipulate fear of the “other” to avoid facing themselves. She illustrates how Supremacy behaviour and Traumatized behaviour resemble each other, through a shared inability to tolerate difference.
SARAH SCHULMAN is the author of seventeen previous books, including the novels The Cosmopolitans, Rat Bohemia, and Empathy, and the non-fiction books The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination and Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences. Her latest book is Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair. Her many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship (Playwriting), a Fulbright Fellowship (Judaic Studies), and the Kessler Award for Lifetime Contribution to LGBT Studies. She is a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the City University of New York College of Staten Island.