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Conflict Is Not Abuse

Conflict Is Not Abuse Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 9781551526447
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 288
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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. Sarah Schulman is a novelist, nonfiction writer, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and AIDS historian, and the author of eighteen books. A Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow, Sarah is a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. Her novels published by Arsenal include Rat Bohemia, Empathy, After Delores, and The Mere Future. She lives in New York.



Conflict Is Not Abuse

Conflict Is Not Abuse Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 1551526433
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 288
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Sarah Schulman illuminates the differences between Conflict and Abuse in this revelatory book that addresses the contemporary culture of scapegoating.



Ties That Bind

Ties That Bind Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 9781595585349
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 192
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Although acceptance of difference is on the rise in America, it’s the rare gay or lesbian person who has not been demeaned because of his or her sexual orientation, and this experience usually starts at home, among family members. Whether they are excluded from family love and approval, expected to accept second-class status for life, ignored by mainstream arts and entertainment, or abandoned when intervention would make all the difference, gay people are routinely subjected to forms of psychological and physical abuse unknown to many straight Americans. “Familial homophobia,” as prizewinning writer and professor Sarah Schulman calls it, is a phenomenon that until now has not had a name but that is very much a part of life for the LGBT community. In the same way that Susan Brownmiller’s Against Our Will transformed our understanding of rape by moving the stigma from the victim to the perpetrator, Schulman’s Ties That Bind calls on us to recognize familial homophobia. She invites us to understand it not as a personal problem but a widespread cultural crisis. She challenges us to take up our responsibilities to intervene without violating families, community, and the state. With devastating examples, Schulman clarifies how abusive treatment of homosexuals at home enables abusive treatment of homosexuals in other relationships as well as in society at large. Ambitious, original, and deeply important, Schulman’s book draws on her own experiences, her research, and her activism to probe this complex issue—still very much with us at the start of the twenty-first century—and to articulate a vision for a more accepting world.



The Gentrification of the Mind

The Gentrification of the Mind Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 9780520280069
Release 2013-09-02
Pages 192
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In this memoir of the AIDS years (1981-1996) in New York, CUNY Professor of English Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the queer culture, cheap rents, and virbrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight, replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism. Schulman takes us back to her Lower East Side and brings it to life, sharing vivid memories of her avant-garde queer friends and recreating the early years of the AIDS crisis as experienced by a political insider. Interweaving personal reminiscence with analysis, Schulman details her experience as a witness to the loss of a generation's imagination and the consequences of that loss.--From publisher description.



After Delores

After Delores Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 9781551525167
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 176
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A new edition of Sarah Schulman’s 1988 novel, about a no-nonsense coffee-shop waitress who is nursing a broken heart after her girlfriend Dolores leaves her. Her attempts to find love again are funny, sexy, and ultimately even violent. The novel is a fast-paced, electrifying chronicle of the Lower East Side’s lesbian subculture in the 1980s.



Stagestruck

Stagestruck Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 0822322641
Release 1998
Pages 157
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Stagestruck: theater, AIDS, and the marketing of gay America.



The Cosmopolitans

The Cosmopolitans Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 9781558619050
Release 2016-02-22
Pages 296
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A modern retelling of Balzac's classic Cousin Bette by one of America's most prolific and significant writers. Earl, a black, gay actor working in a meatpacking plant, and Bette, a white secretary, have lived next door to each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment building for thirty years. Shamed and disowned by their familied, both found refuge in New York and in their domestic routine. Everything changes when Hortense, a wealthy young actress from Ohio, comes to the city to "make it." Textured with the grit and gloss of midcentury Manhattan, The Cosmopolitans is a lush, inviting read. The truths it frames about the human need for love and recognition remain long after the book is closed.



The Selfishness of Others

The Selfishness of Others Author Kristin Dombek
ISBN-10 9780374712549
Release 2016-08-16
Pages 160
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They're among us, but they are not like us. They manipulate, lie, cheat, and steal. They are irresistibly charming and accomplished, appearing to live in a radiance beyond what we are capable of. But narcissists are empty. No one knows exactly what everyone else is full of--some kind of a soul, or personhood--but whatever it is, experts agree that narcissists do not have it. So goes the popular understanding of narcissism, or NPD (narcissistic personality disorder). And it's more prevalent than ever, according to recent articles in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Time. In bestsellers like The Narcissism Epidemic, Narcissists Exposed, and The Narcissist Next Door, pop psychologists have armed the normal with tools to identify and combat the vampiric influence of this rising population, while on websites like narcissismsurvivor.com, thousands of people congregate to swap horror stories about relationships with "narcs." In The Selfishness of Others, the essayist Kristin Dombek provides a clear-sighted account of how a rare clinical diagnosis became a fluid cultural phenomenon, a repository for our deepest fears about love, friendship, and family. She cuts through hysteria in search of the razor-thin line between pathology and common selfishness, writing with robust skepticism toward the prophets of NPD and genuine empathy for those who see themselves as its victims. And finally, she shares her own story in a candid effort to find a path away from the cycle of fear and blame and toward a more forgiving and rewarding life.



Rat Bohemia Large Print 16pt

Rat Bohemia  Large Print 16pt Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 9781458780416
Release 2010-07-09
Pages 268
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First published in 1995, this award-winning novel, written from the epicentre of the AIDS crisis, is a bold, achingly honest story set in the ''rat bohemia'' of New York City, whose huddled masses include gay men and lesbians who bond with one another in the wake of loss. Navigating the currents of the city is Rita Mae, a rat exterminator who holds the optimism of all true bohemians - those who stand outside of the prevailing social apparatus. She and her friends seek new ways to be truthful and honest about their lives as others around them avert their glances. Inspired by A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe, Rat Bohemia is an expansive novel about coping with loss and healing the wounds of the past by reinventing oneself in the city. Rat Bohemia won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction, and was named one of the ''100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels of All Time'' by the Publishing Triangle.



Maggie Terry

Maggie Terry Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 9781936932405
Release 2018-09-11
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Post-rehab, Maggie Terry has one goal: keep her head down, and rebuild her life in hopes that she’ll be reunited with her daughter. But her first day as a private investigator lands her in the middle of a big one: actress strangled. If Maggie shakes her ghosts—dead NYPD partner, vindictive ex, steadfast drug habit—then maybe she’ll crack the case.



Israel Palestine and the Queer International

Israel Palestine and the Queer International Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 9780822353737
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 193
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At once a memoir, a call to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, and an argument for queer solidarity across borders, this book tells the story of how novelist and activist Sarah Schulman's became aware of how issues of the Israeli occupation of Palestine were tied to her own gay and lesbian politics.



My American History

My American History Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 113856351X
Release 2018
Pages 386
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Sarah Schulman's writing is bold, provocative and refreshingly unrepentant. My American History combines critical commentary with a rich and varied collection of news articles, letters, interviews and reports in which the author traces the development of lesbian and gay politics in the US. In her coverage of these many tireless campaigns of activism and resistance, Sarah Schulman documents a powerful political history that most people - gay or straight - never knew happened. For this Second Edition, Urvashi Vaid has contributed a brand new Preface which argues for the continued relevance of Schulman's writing to activism in the 21st Century, particularly in light of the rise of the right in American politics. Also included are a selection of articles by Sarah Schulman for Womanews, in their original format, with illustrations by Alison Bechdel. The book closes with an interview with Sarah Schulman, conducted by Steven Thrasher, especially for this new edition, in which the author reflects on AIDS and homophobia during the Reagan/Bush administrations in relation to AIDS and homophobia at the dawn of the Trump era. My American History is a collection that gives voice to both the personal and poltical struggles of feminist and lesbian and gay communities in the 1980s. It is an important historical record that will enlighten and inform activists, as well as academics and researchers of Women's, Gender and Sexuality studies, in the 21st century.



The Mere Future

The Mere Future Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 9781458774279
Release 2010-06
Pages 244
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From the nation that elected Barack Obama in the flames of economic disaster comes the first novel of the New Era, The Mere Future, by award-winning novelist, activist, and playwright Sarah Schulman. In this dystopian vision, New York City has morphed into an idealized version of itself, the result of what the newly elected mayor calls The Big Change. Rent is cheap, homelessness is over, and everyone works in Marketing. Despite the utopian surface, however, there is a disturbing malaise that infects the population. Our heroine, a lowly copywriter, and her girlfriend Nadine just want to fall in love all over again, but can't help noticing that the social packaging may not be recyclable.



People in Trouble

People in Trouble Author Sarah Schulman
ISBN-10 0452265681
Release 1991-01-30
Pages 228
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A New York City love triangle forms the center of a literary universe peopled by a Guardian Angels-like vigilante group, a Chinatown cowgirl, and ex-leather queen, a real-estate mogul, and, at the center, Kate, Peter, and Molly, as they confront love in t



The Idealist s Survival Kit

The Idealist s Survival Kit Author Alessandra Pigni
ISBN-10 9781941529355
Release 2016-12-27
Pages 208
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75 brief self-care reflections to help aid workers, activists, and volunteers renew purpose and achieve fulfillment. Heal from over-exhaustion, prevent burnout, and regain your motivation with these short readings from a psychologist who has spent many years in the field working in conflict and disaster areas. Gathered from Alessandra Pigni’s interaction with humanitarian professionals and backed up by cutting–edge research, these concrete tools offer new perspectives and inspiration to anyone whose work is focused on helping others.



Gay Shame

Gay Shame Author David M. Halperin
ISBN-10 9780226314389
Release 2009
Pages 395
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Asking if the political requirements of gay pride have repressed discussion of the more uncomfortable or undignified aspects of homosexuality, 'Gay Shame' seeks to lift this unofficial ban on the investigation of homosexuality and shame by presenting critical work from the most vibrant frontier in contemporary queer studies.



Joyful Militancy

Joyful Militancy Author Carla Bergman
ISBN-10 9781849352895
Release 2017-10-30
Pages 220
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"Absolutely what we need in these days of spreading gloom." —John Holloway, author of Crack Capitalism "A guide to a fulfilling militant life." —Michael Hardt, co-author of Assembly "Rigid radicalism" is the congealed and debilitating practices that suck life and inspiration from the fight for a better world. Joyful Militancy investigates how fear, self-righteousness, and moralism infiltrate and take root within liberation movements, what to do about them, and ultimately how tenderness and vulnerability can thrive alongside fierce militant commitment. Carla Bergman co-edited Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook For Youth. Nick Montgomery is an organizer and writer currently at Queen's University.