chapter  9
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The Role of Conflict in a Mutual-Aid System

Conflict plays an important role in mutual aid (Bernstein 1965; Gitterman 1989; Glassman 2009; Papell and Rothman1980; Shulman 2011). The discovery, expression, and exploration

of commonality may be what helps people become open to one another as potential resources, but it is conflict or the discovery, expression, and exploration of differences that will propel them to entertain new ways of looking at old pictures.