Jeremy Seabrook speaks at TS on 16th October

Wednesday 16th October 2013:

Jeremy Seabrook: Perils of Wealth

Jeremy Seabrook speaks about his new book Pauperland (Hurst & Co, October 2013)

He says: ‘Just as the medieval world believed that excessive attachment to riches imperilled the immortal soul of the individual, today’s worship of wealth – with the greatest admiration reserved for the most immoderate consumers of the world’s resources – threatens the immortality of humanity in a wasting wanting world.’  He talks about the book here   More information is on the book’s Facebook page here 

Jeremy Seabrook is an author and journalist specialising in social, environmental and development issues. His first book was published in 1967. In the 1970s he published What went wrong: working people and the ideals of the labour movement, sub-titled in its US edition Why hasn’t having more made people any happier. More recently he’s published on India and Bangladesh, notably, Notes from another India and Children of Other Worlds, a comparison of child labour in nineteenth century London and present-day Dhaka in Bangladesh. Another book, Love in a Different Climate, described how male same-sex relationships in India differ from those in the West.  More information is available on Jeremy’s website here

His talk and discussion is on Wednesday 16th October 2013 at 6pm, at Leeds Metropolitan University’s city centre campus: Broadcasting Place, A building, Room GO2, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9EN (opposite the Fenton Pub).

3 thoughts on “Jeremy Seabrook speaks at TS on 16th October

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    Ben McCall

    October 4, 2013 at 10:48am

    Damn, sorry I’m going to miss this. See you next time lovely TSL people. Ben

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    Taking Soundings

    October 4, 2013 at 11:49pm

    You see, someone thinks we’re lovely – – there’s a debate here: “Does The Left Need More Love?”

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