The Listener's Art - a talk and discussion led by Les Back
8:00 14 February 2008 at the Jewish Community House, North London (e-mail for details)
We live in a culture that speaks rather than listens. The loudest voice
dominate the headlines, political debates and popular media. Yet the
injunction to speak is socially deafening. Listening should be seen as a craft that needs to be trained and practice. How might an appeal to listen differently to the world help re-think the conduct of politics not just across the boundaries between communities but also within them? These questions will be discussed with reference to the British Jewish community.
Les Back is a sociologist, journalist and musician. He teaches sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London and he is author of The Art of Listening (Berg, 2007)
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