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Average rating: 3.89 · 131 ratings · 15 reviews · 20 distinct works
The Art of Listening

4.03 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Theories of Race and Racism...

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Academic Diary: Or Why High...

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The Changing Face of Footba...

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Cultural Sociology: An Intr...

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New Ethnicities And Urban C...

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Race, Politics and Social C...

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The Art of Listening by Les Back
""If a writer's experience and subjectivity is useful we need to think why? Here I am suggesting that these experiences are of little use if they are not put to work in service of reaching out to others. (Back, 160)." A writer’s experience and subj..." Read more of this review »
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“Perhaps the difference between a professor and a bus driver is that the professor can say stupid things with complete authority while the bus driver is not authorized to make brilliant insights.”
Les Back, The Art of Listening

“We don’t live in a world that suffers from doubt, but one that suffers from certainty, false certainties that compensate for the well of worldly anxieties and worries.”
Les Back, The Art of Listening




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