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Seabrook, Jeremy 1939-

Works: 109 works in 543 publications in 8 languages and 16,579 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Drama 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: HQ242.55.B3, 306.7409593
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Most widely held works about Jeremy Seabrook
Most widely held works by Jeremy Seabrook
Children of other worlds : exploitation in the global market by Jeremy Seabrook( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Children of Other Worlds examines the international exploitation of children and exposes the hypocrisy, piety and moral blindness that have informed the debate in the West on the rights of the child. It insists that the whole question of protecting children's rights, North and South, must take into consideration the structural abuses of humanity that are inherent in globalization. It addresses the question of whether the West can turn its "benevolent" attention to child labour in the rest of the world."--Jacket
A world growing old by Jeremy Seabrook( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet this is only half the story. Populations in the poorer countries of the South are also ageing. Life-expectancy has increased due the availability of life-saving medicine. Child mortality has decreased, so people are having smaller families. India will soon have one of the largest populations of over-sixties. The one-child policy in China will similarly lead to a severe imbalance in the age-profile of the people
People without history : India's Muslim ghettos by Jeremy Seabrook( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors examine life in Muslim communities in Kolkata, home to some of the most disadvantaged people in India, giving a voice to their views, values and feelings. We see that Muslims are no different from those of other faiths--work, family and survival ar the overwhelming preoccupations of the vast majority. Although most are observant in their religion, there is no trace of the malevolence or poverty-fuelled extremism attributed to them"--Back cover
Cities by Jeremy Seabrook( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Catalan and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasting the attitudes of today's governments with that of Victorian Britain - where the government actively intervened to relieve some of the worst consequences of urban squalor - this title provides a sharp critique of global policies, and an ideal introduction to the impact of urbanisation on modern life
Travels in the skin trade : tourism and the sex industry by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in the sex industry in Thailand have been for a long time the object of international investigation, both by Western scholars and media people. Through their studies and reports, women in Thailand are viewed as 'the other women', whose status is perceived as lower than that of women in the West. Moral judgements, paternalistic attitudes towards Thai society in general, and Thai women in particular, are commonplace when one reads publications on this subject. Certainly there are elements in Thai society which contribute to the growth of commercialisation of human relationships, both in the family and community, and to the commodification of women's body and soul. But since there are two sides in a commercial transaction between foreign visitors and Thai women, why is only one party to the deal (Thai women and their society) the target of investigation, while the other party (the sex tourists) goes unexamined? It is more difficult to look into one's own heart than to impose one's own moral judgement on the people and culture of others
Cut out : living without welfare by Jeremy Seabrook( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the ale-house drunks of the Victorian era to the obese benefit scroungers of today, civilization has consistently pinned blame and shame for any societal issues on the poorer classes. In reality, the recent dismantling of crucial welfare state sections by both the U.K.'s Labour and Conservative governments has resulted in the emergence of a new, harshly disadvantaged layer of British society. Growing numbers of unemployed citizens have been deserted, their voices obscured. In Cut Out, journalist Jeremy Seabrook talks to these silenced communities in order to expose the cruel realities of the situation the British government has created for some of its most vulnerable citizens. Seabrook uncovers the many routes to poverty caused by welfare reforms and explores the brutally honest stories of Britain's most devastated lives."--
The no-nonsense guide to world poverty by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this No-Nonsense Guide to World Poverty Jeremy Seabrook summarizes his work on the meaning of poverty, drawing on the experience of poor people themselves in both rich and poor societies. He concludes that the opposite of poverty is not wealth but 'sufficiency'. The relatively poor majority of the world's people do not aim to be rich, but to be safe. Economic growth will never overcome problems it is largely responsible for creating. This is a clarion call for a radical rethink, not just about poverty, but about the way we live."--BOOK JACKET
Consuming cultures : globalization and local lives by Jeremy Seabrook( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a cultural commentator, looks at the threat to cultural diversity and integrity all around the globe, including in Western societies. Myths, languages, rituals and local cultures are all expressions of cultural identity. These cultural identities have an economic root: they grew out of a need to ensure the success of the harvest and to provide security for a community. But what happens when local cultures collide with the wave of economic globalisation? (Adapted from back cover) Can communities reclaim the value of local cultural identity?
No hiding place : child sex tourism and the role of extraterritorial legislation by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines international cooperation to end the practice of child sexual abusers travelling as tourists to countries in the Third World and Eastern Europe where children are particularly vulnerable
The leisure society by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loneliness by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victims of development : resistance and alternatives by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the market : promises and illusions by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What went wrong? : Why hasn't having more made people happier? by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City close-up by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The no-nonsense guide to class, caste & hierarchies by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the cities of the South : scenes from a developing world by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book's greatest strength lies in its evocation of daily life, its vivid descriptions of besieged communities, together with the extraordinary individual tales of some of the thousands of migrants who arrive daily in these megacities of the South. Jeremy Seabrook pays special attention to the position of labour in the cities, both organized and unorganized, to the unrecorded struggles of industrial workers in the suburbs of Jakarta, or garment workers in Bangkok and Dhaka. In doing so, he highlights the convergences between North and South which are likely to become sharper as workers in Britain and other Western countries are forced into even fiercer competition with those of South Asia
A world still to win : the reconstruction of the post-war working class by Trevor Blackwell( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The refuge and the fortress : Britain and the flight from tyranny by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Refuge and the Fortress deals with British attitudes towards people fleeing racial, religious or political persecution in their own country. Current prejudice against asylum seekers is not new. It echoes much of the rhetoric that greeted Jewish refugees from Tsarist pogroms at the turn of the 20th century, and those escaping Hitler in the 1930s. But this only tells half the story. As well as rejection and hostility, there has always been a characteristically British generosity and kindness towards those who have suffered cruelty and injustice. The book tries to make sense of these conflicting responses. At times, it seems, Britain offers a tale of two countries - the xenophobic and the open-hearted. The aim of the book is to make sense of these apparent contradictions, through direct testimonies of refugees and their descendants over the past 75 years. In doing so, we can also gain an insight into the elusive quality of what it means to be British - a question which is now at the centre of much social and political debate
Pauperland : poverty and the poor in Britain by Jeremy Seabrook( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1797 Jeremy Bentham prepared a map of poverty in Britain, which he called 'Pauperland.' More than two hundred years later, poverty and social deprivation remain widespread in Britain. Yet despite the investigations into poverty by Mayhew, Booth, and in the 20th century, Townsend, it remains largely unknown to, or often hidden from, those who are not poor. Pauperland is Jeremy Seabrook's account of the mutations of poverty over time, historical attitudes to the poor, and the lives of the impoverished themselves, from early Poor Laws till today. He explains how in the medieval world, wealth was regarded as the greatest moral danger to society, yet by the industrial era, poverty was the most significant threat to social order. How did this change come about, and how did the poor, rather than the rich, find themselves blamed for much of what is wrong with Britain, including such familiar - and ancient - scourges as crime, family breakdown and addictions? How did it become the fate of the poor to be condemned to perpetual punishment and public opprobrium, the useful scapegoat of politicians and the media? Pauperland charts how such attitudes were shaped by ill- conceived and ill-executed private and state intervention, and how these are likely to frame ongoing discussions of and responses to poverty in Britain
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Children of other worlds : exploitation in the global market
A world growing oldPeople without history : India's Muslim ghettosCitiesTravels in the skin trade : tourism and the sex industryThe no-nonsense guide to world povertyConsuming cultures : globalization and local livesNo hiding place : child sex tourism and the role of extraterritorial legislationThe myth of the market : promises and illusions
Alternative Names
Jeremy Seabrook British writer

Seabrook, Jeremy

Shiburukku, Jeremi 1939-

시부룩, 제레미 1939-

시브룩, 제레미 1939-

シ-ブルック, ジェレミ- 1939-

シーブルック, ジェレミー