Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture

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by Nora Samaran

AK Press

6/182019, paperback

SKU: 9781849353588


Nurturance culture is the inverse of abuse and patriarchy; its practice could be answer to systemic violence and oppression.
In the era of the Me Too movement, Nora Samaran offers constructive suggestions for how to build relationships and communities free from intimate violence and other forms of social oppression. She explains how in doing this work at the interpersonal level we can build a society based on nurturance rather than domination. Nora's essay, "The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture" went viral in February of 2016 and her Nurturance Culture blog has sustained a global ever since. In this new book, she expands on the ideas that were first laid out in that essay.
About the Author:


Nora Samaran writes with a unique combination of compassion and intelligence on the most pressing topic of our time. I'm convinced that if every person read her words, the world would be a much better place.--Liz Plank, journalist and executive producer of Divided States of Women

"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. A lot of writing is visionary about something, but this book is visionary about something that, at this moment, is on everyone's mind. In book form, it could reach a lot of people."

-- Wayde Compton, Author of After Canaan and The Outer Harbour, Creative Writing Program Director at The Writer's Studio, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

"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. ... Using accessible language, Turn This World Inside Out lays out the social forces that perpetuate harm, and provides essential language to help start difficult conversations. This book offers us more than insight into the problem of structural harm; it also offers a part of the remedy and is thus essential reading for everyone who wants to shift to a culture of healing, nurturance, and love." --Agustina Vidal and Maryse Mitchell-Brody, The Icarus Project, New York