Exploring the Toxicity of Lateral Violence and Microaggressions

Poison in the Water Cooler

  • Christine L. Cho
  • Julie K. Corkett
  • Astrid Steele

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Christine L. Cho, Julie K. Corkett, Astrid Steele
    Pages 1-9
  3. Explorations of Disruption

  4. Hierarchical Layers and Practices

  5. Towards Systemic Change

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 347-351

About this book


Examining the subtle forms of aggression, violence, and harassment that occur in our society and manifest in institutions and places of work, the expert contributors collected here describe the experience of social marginalization and expose how vulnerable individuals work to navigate exclusionary climates. This volume explores how bodies disrupt the status quo in multiple contexts and locations; provides insights into how institutions are structured and how practices that may cause harm are maintained; and, finally, considers progressive and proactive alternatives. This book will be a key resource for academics and professionals in education, sociology, nursing, law, business and political science, as well as organizations and policymakers grappling with aggression in the workplace.


social justice critical awareness counter-hegemonic possibilities racism sexism homophobia systems of oppression classism microaggressive microagression cultural violence intersectionality under-representation lateral violence incivility nursing Lateral violence workplace conflict indigineity discrimination

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine L. Cho
    • 1
  • Julie K. Corkett
    • 2
  • Astrid Steele
    • 3
  1. 1.Schulich School of EducationNipissing UniversityBrantfordCanada
  2. 2.Schulich School of EducationNipissing UniversityNorth BayCanada
  3. 3.Schulich School of EducationNipissing UniversityNorth BayCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74759-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74760-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site