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Conflict Is Not Abuse

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Sarah Schulman in Seattle on January 17 (Jan 2017)

The Seattle Public Library, Seattlish and the Seattle Review of Books present Sarah Schulman, author of Conflict Is Not Abuse, in conversation with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore at the Seattle Public Library on January 17. It will be Sarah's first event in Seattle in more than ten years.

Conflict Is Not Abuse is Sarah Schulman’s searing rejection of the cultural phenomena of blame, cruelty, and scapegoating. Schulman examines the moment where discomfort leads to overreaction in personal relations, in group dynamics, between governments and civilians, and between nations. She addresses police brutality, the anti-violence movement, HIV criminalization, the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and many other hot-button issues, exposing the tragic trajectory from oppressed to oppressor, in order to illuminate a path toward de-escalation of conflict. While the book starts by scrutinizing the dynamics of intimate relationships, it is ultimately about saving lives. Claudia Rankine says, “It's impossible to be invested in the world and not be invested in this groundbreaking and challenging book.”

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Seattle Public library
Books available for purchase by Elliott Bay Book Company

For more information, see the Facebook event page here.