The Art of Listening (BOK)

Les Back

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Our culture is one that speaks rather than listens. From reality TV to political rallies, there is a clamour to be heard, to narrate, and to receive attention. It reduces 'reality' to revelation and voyeurism. The Art of Listening argues that this way of life is having severe and damaging consequences in a world that is increasingly globalized and interconnected. It addresses the question: how can we listen more carefully? Social and cultural theory is combined with real stories from the experiences of the desperate stowaways who hide in the undercarriages of jet planes in order to seek asylum, to the young working-class people who use tattooing to commemorate a lost love. The Art of Listening shows how sociology is in a unique position to record 'life passed in living' and to listen to complex experiences with humility and ethical care, providing a resource to understand the contemporary world while pointing to the possibility of a different kind of future.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Les Back
Forlag
Berg Publishers
ISBN 9781845201203
Antall sider 222 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 469 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Social theory, Communication studies