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Product Details

  • Series: Open Forum
  • Paperback: 125 pages
  • Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd (July 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714509744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714509747
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,461,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ivan illich is the author of Celebration of Awareness, Tools for Conviviality, The Right to Useful Unemployment, Energy and Equity, Limits to Medicine, Shadow Work, Gender, H2O and the Waters of Forgetfulness, ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind, Disabling Professions, Deschooling Society and In the Mirror of the Past: Lectures and Addresses 1978-1990. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Tod Abrahamson (todwith1d@hotmail.com on July 18, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I can't say enough about the importance of this book. In short, Illich makes the point that there is a way in which the so-called "Third World" countries can avoid industrialization, and move directly into the post-industrialist state that the developed world is headed. There is no doubt in my mind that we will look back on this man's work sometime in the near future and realize how amazingly right he is. It is really a shame that he does not have more of an influence than he does. Some of the points in this book are so right that they seem impossible to refute or even question. I really can't even put into words the influence that the book has had on me. It is something everyone should read, and it's short enough that it can be done in a matter of a few hours. Please feel free to e-mail me and tell me what you thought of it, or of other works by this genius as I am going to work on trying to popularize and spread his ideas.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Maria on August 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
I was blown away by the fact that 40 years after it was first written, this little book can make so much sense!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe Johnston on August 21, 2014
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I think Illich was way ahead of his time. He shows that any program, or lack of program should be questioned: "Who benefits, who pays, who decides" He talks a lot about the ideas of Privilege and of Monopoly. Most of us are unaware of our own privilege, even when we are aware of that of others. Henry George in "Progress and Poverty" offers a solution to the economic aspects of privilege and monopoly.
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