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Illich, Ivan 1926-2002

Works: 584 works in 2,260 publications in 13 languages and 30,009 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Controversial literature  Bibliography  Sources  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Redactor, Collaborator
Classifications: LA210, 362.1
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Deschooling society by Ivan Illich( Book )

232 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A denounciation of present-day schooling with radical suggestions for reform
Medical nemesis : the expropriation of health by Ivan Illich( Book )

148 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The medical establishment has become a major threat to health. The disabling impact of professional control over medicine has reached the proportions of an epidemic. Iatrogenesis, the name for this new epidemic, comes from iatros, the Greek word for physician, and genesis, meaning origin. Discussion of the disease of medical progress has moved up on the agendas of medical conferences, researchers concentrate on the sick-making powers of diagnosis and therapy, and reports on paradoxical damage caused by cures for sickness take up increasing space in medical dope-sheets ... The public has been alerted to the perplexity and uncertainty of the best among its hygienic caretakers ... This book argues that panic is out of place. Thoughtful public discussion of the iatrogenic pandemic, beginning with an insistence upon demystification of all medical matters, will not be dangerous to the commonweal."--Introduction
Tools for conviviality by Ivan Illich( Book )

127 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work of seminal importance, this book presents Ivan Illich's penetrating analysis of the industrial mode of production which characterises our contemporary world. The conviviality for which noted social philosopher Ivan Illich is arguing is one in which the individual's personal energies are under direct personal control and in which the use of tools is responsibly limited. This book claims out attention for the urgency of its appeal, the stunning clarity of its logic and the overwhelmingly human note that it sounds
Celebration of awareness : a call for institutional revolution by Ivan Illich( Book )

134 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a formidable critic of some of society's most cherished institutions, such as compulsory education and organised religion, Ivan Illich has attracted world attention. His commitment to a radical humanism against conventional institutions and esatablished ideas of social virtue make for compelling, and convincing, reading. This book brings together for the first time many of his lectures and articles bearing out Illich's invigorating challanges to the status quo
Toward a history of needs by Ivan Illich( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ABC : the alphabetization of the popular mind by Ivan Illich( Book )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ABC ... philosopher and cultural analyst Ivan Illich and medieval scholar and literary critic Barry Sanders have produced an original, meticulous and provocative study of the advent, spread and present decline of literacy. They explore he impact of the alphabet on fundamental thought processes and attitudes, on memory, on political groupings and religous and cultural expectations. Their examination of the present erosion of literacy in the new technological languages of 'newspeak' and 'uniquack' and they point out how new attitudes to language are altering our world viewour sense of self and
Shadow work by Ivan Illich( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eerder gehouden lezingen over onbetaald te verrichten taken die niettemin van essentiëel belang zijn voor de instandhouding van het huidige economische en industriële stelsel
After deschooling, what? by Alan Gartner( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy and equity by Ivan Illich( Book )

52 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schr. betoogt dat energieverbruik boven een zeker maximum niet leidt tot meer welvaart, maar tot onrechtvaardige maatschappelijke verhoudingen
Disabling professions by Ivan Illich( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do we put so many resources into medicine, education and law with so little apparent benefit? Why do we hold the professions in awe and allow them to set up what are in effect monopolies? This fascinating and controversial collection of essays challenges the power and the mystique of the modern professions
In the vineyard of the text : a commentary to Hugh's Didascalicon by Ivan Illich( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Vineyard, as in all of Illich's writings, the search runs through accepted certainties, whatever their times and places, questioning them for truths still valid in the formation of personal wisdom
The church, change, and development by Ivan Illich( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right to useful unemployment and its professional enemies by Ivan Illich( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and French and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this political essay, Ivan Illich calls for the right to useful unemployment: a positive, constructive, and even optimistic concept dealing with that activity by which people are useful to themselves and others outside the production of commodities for the market
Tradition and revolution by Lionel Rubinoff( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H₂O and the waters of forgetfulness : reflections on the historicity of "stuff" by Ivan Illich( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosopher and social analyst Ivan Illich, one of the most influential thinkers of second half of this century, directs his attention to waterm the 'stuff' of purity and the creative force of the imagination without which life in unthinkable. He deals with the dual nature of water, as life-giving material substance and as the wellspring of forml, on which are founded the most basic myths and cultural manifestations: water as cleanser, water as domestic necessity and water as a religious and spiritual force
Education without schools by Peter Buckman( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprisoned in the global classroom by Ivan Illich( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and German and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Némésis médicale : L'expropriation de la santé by Ivan Illich( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rivers north of the future : the testament of Ivan Illich by David Cayley( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ivan Illich was an iconoclast who urged a fundamental rethinking of modern institutions. He believed that Western civilization can only be understood properly as a corruption of the New Testament. Christ set love higher than law, as illustrated by his story of the Good Samaritan, but when this love was itself made law by the Church, an entirely new type of power was produced. Illich found the roots of modernity in the attempts of the churches to institutionalize, legitimize, and manage Christian vocation." "In The Rivers North of the Future, based on a series of interviews with David Cayley in the late 1990s, Illich explores this theme - characterized by the saying "The corruption of the best is the worst." Illich's analysis of contemporary society as a congealed and corrupted Christianity is both a bold historical hypothesis and an invitation to believers to revise and renew their understanding of Christian faith."--Jacket
In the mirror of the past : lectures and addresses, 1978-1990 by Ivan Illich( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1980s Ivan Illich added another dimension to his thought through the study of Medieval history. In the current volume he aims to demonstrate the extent to which the groundwork for the institutions that characterize our world today was laid in the twelfth century. The topics with which Illich engages center on health, housing, schooling, literacy, technology, peace and ethical values, his overiding concern being individual freedom realized in personal 'inter-dependence'
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Alternative Names
Ilič, Ivan

Ilić, Ivan 1926-2002

Ilić, Ivan D.

Ilić, Ivan filozof

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Illich, I. D. (Ivan D.), 1926-2002

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Illich, Ivan Denisovich


Ivan Illich austrian philosopher and theologist

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Ivan Illich scrittore, storico e pedagogista austriaco

Иван Илич

Иван Илић

Иллич И. 1926-2002

Иллич, Иван

Іван Ілліч

איוואן איליץ'

איליץ, איוואן 1926-2002

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이만·이이기 1926-2002

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일리치, 이반 1926-2002

일리치, 이반 D. 1926-2002

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イリイチ, I

イリイチ, イヴァン

イリイチ, イヴァン 1926-2002

イリイチ, イバン

イリッチ, イヴァン

Medical nemesis : the expropriation of healthTools for convivialityCelebration of awareness : a call for institutional revolutionABC : the alphabetization of the popular mindShadow workEnergy and equityDisabling professionsIn the vineyard of the text : a commentary to Hugh's Didascalicon