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ISBN: PB: 9780300236149

Yale University Press

August 2019

376 pp.

23.5x15.6 cm

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Mutual Accompaniment and the Creation of the Commons

This timely and pathbreaking volume maps a radical model of accompaniment, exploring its profound implications for solidarity. Psychosocial and ecological accompaniment is a mode of responsive assistance that combines psychosocial understanding with political and cultural action. Accompaniment – grounded in horizontality, interdependence, and potential mutuality – moves away from hierarchical and unidirectional helping-profession approaches that decontextualize suffering. Watkins envisions a powerful paradigm of mutual solidarity with profound implications for creating commons in the face of societal division and indifference to suffering.