Friday, January 13, 2017
Resist! Book Club: Conflict is not Abuse January 18, 6:30pm
Join us at Unnameable for our first meeting of the Resist! Book Club, a monthly meeting where we will discuss books (critical, fictional, etc) with a focus on radical resistance, historical and contemporary activism, and intersectionality. For our first installment, we will be talking about Conflict is not Abuse by Sarah Schulman. Pick up a copy at Unnameable!
Come with questions, disagreements, thoughts, passages to discuss, excitement, etc.
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.