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Turn This World Inside Out

Turn This World Inside Out

The Emergence of Nurturance Culture

Nora Samaran (author)

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  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: paperback
  • Released: Jun 18, 2019
  • ISBN-13: 9781849353588

Published by AK Press


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Turn This World Inside Out is a must-have for educators, parents, counselors, and all members of the community who are working to transform structural harm.” —Agustina Vidal, Programs Coordinator at The Icarus Project, New York 

Turn This World Inside Out is doing work in an area that is highly topical, in a way that I, for one, have never seen before. This book is doing something unique and visionary.” —Wayde Compton, Author of After Canaan and The Outer Harbour

“Violence is nurturance turned backwards,” writes Nora Samaran. In Turn This World Inside Out, she presents “Nurturance Culture” as the opposite of rape culture and suggests how alternative models of care and accountability—different from “call-outs,” which are often rooted in the politics of shame and guilt—can move toward dismantling cultures of dominance and systems of oppression.

When communities are able to speak up about systemic violence, prioritize the needs of those harmed, and hold a circle of belonging that humanizes everyone, they create a revolutionary foundation that can begin to repair the harms inflicted by patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism. Emerging from insights in gender studies, race theory, and psychology, and influenced by contemporary social movements, Turn This World Inside Out speaks to some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Nora Samaran is the pseudonym of Naava Smolash, a faculty member in the English department at Douglas College. Her writing appears in academic and popular publications including Studies in Canadian Literature, West Coast Line, Briarpatch, and the University of Toronto Quarterly

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