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June 2019

Strange Hate: Keith Kahn-Harris and Devorah Baum

June 24 @ 7:00 pm
Daunt Books, 51 South End Rd Hampstead,
£5

How did antisemitism get so strange? In this passionate yet closely-argued polemic, Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Denial: the Unspeakable Truth, argues that the emergence of a selective anti-racism demonstrates how far we are from understanding what living in diverse societies really means. Strange Hate calls for us to rethink how we view not just Jews and antisemitism, but the challenge of living with diversity. Keith will be in conversation with Devorah Baum, author of Feeling Jewish and The Jewish Joke.

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July 2019

Why speak when you can sing?

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Messums Wiltshire, Count St
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Why Speak When You Can Sing?, a panel discussion on the differences between the spoken and written word and song will be chaired by Tariq Goddard of Repeater Books with contributions from authors Ryann Donnelly, whose new book Justify My Love explores sex and gender in one of the most consumed art forms of our age – the music video – and Nathalie Olah whose writing focuses on the intersection between politics and contemporary culture, with an emphasis on marginalized

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Ron Purser and Gary Gach in conversation in San Francisco

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue at Lincoln
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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Join Ron Purser, author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality, in conversation with Gary Gach, author of Pause, Breathe, Smile, at Green Apple Books on the Park. From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution.­But what if, instead of changing the world, mindfulness has become a banal form of capitalist

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August 2019

McMindfulness: Ronald E.Purser and Daniel Simpson

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Watkins Bookshop, 19-21 Cecil Ct
London, WC2N 4EZ

Hear from Mindful Cranks podcast host and Professor of Management at San Francisco University Ronald E. Purser in conversation with yoga teacher Daniel Simpson, to shine a critical light on the so-called ‘mindfulness revolution’. From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution. But what if, instead of changing the world, mindfulness has become

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McMindfulness: Ronald E. Purser in conversation

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DT

Hear from Mindful Cranks podcast host and Professor of Management at San Francisco University Ronald E. Purser in conversation with Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Cass Business School, Andre Spicer to shine a critical light on the so-called ‘mindfulness revolution’. Drawing on his perceptive new book McMindfulness, Purser will challenge continuing narratives about self-imposed stress. He will suggest that corporations, schools and governments have co-opted spiritual practices for social control, and will encourage us to look at the history of

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McMindfulness: Ronald Purser in conversation with Hettie O’Brien

August 8 @ 6:30 pm
People’s Republic of Stokes Croft, 14 Hillgrove St
Bristol,

From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution.But what if, instead of changing the world, mindfulness has become a banal form of capitalist spirituality that mindlessly avoids social and political transformation, reinforcing the neoliberal status quo? Writer + Academic Ronald Purser will be joining us in conversation with Hettie O'Brien to debunk the

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McMindfulness: Ronald Purser in Cardiff!

August 9 @ 1:00 pm
Cardiff University Cardiff,

McMindfulness: Ron Purser in Conversation Mindfulness is now all the rage. From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution.­ But what if, instead of changing the world, mindfulness has become a banal form of capitalist spirituality that mindlessly avoids social and political transformation, reinforcing the neoliberal status quo? In­ McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became

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Ron Purser and David Van Nuys in conversation in Sebastopol, California

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Copperfield’s, Sebastopol, CA, 138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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Join Ron Purser, author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality, in conversation with David Van Nuys, host of Shrink Rap Radio, at Copperfield's Bookstore. From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution.­But what if, instead of changing the world, mindfulness has become a banal form of capitalist spirituality that mindlessly

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September 2019

Grace Blakeley in conversation with George Eaton

September 13 @ 7:00 pm
Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 1BJ

Join Grace Blakeley, discussing her new book, Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation with New Statesman assistant editor George Eaton. Copies of the book will be available at a discount to all ticket-holders Tickets £7 for New Statesman subscribers - £10 for non-subscribers About Stolen: In the decade leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, booming banks, rising house prices and cheap consumer goods propped up living standards in the rich world. We were told that history was

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Stolen – Grace Blakeley in conversation with Aaron Bastani

September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Blackwells Oxford, 48-51 Broad St
Oxford,

Grace Blakeley will be in conversation with Aaron Bastani on her new book 'Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation'. Blackwell's are delighted to be hosting economics commentator Grace Blakeley, in conversation with Aaron Bastani, on her new book Stolen, a readable polemic on the growing dominance of the finance industry over the UK economy, and what the left can do to challenge it. For decades, it has been easier to imagine the end of the world than the

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