Tools for Conviviality [Ivan Illich] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A work of seminal importance, this book presents Ivan Illich’s penetrating. Tools for Conviviality has ratings and 42 reviews. Sean said: Having a rather anti-professional stance myself, I was happy to come across Illich’s wo. Introduction. During the next several years I intend to work on an epilogue to the industrial age. I want to trace the changes in language, myth, ritual, and law.

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Sadly, however, I think his argument is weakened by being both too extreme and poorly argued. Many, if not most of the prescriptions are ridiculous, suggestions such as limiting all transportation to the speed convivkality bicycles or setting maximum and minimum incomes very close.

Dec 15, Steve rated it really liked it. In fact, my favorite quote from this book relates to that obsession: Views Read Edit View history. Dec 16, Rui Coelho rated it really liked it.

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Illich died 2 December in Bremen, Germany. What really matters ultimately is one’s character, not career — or multiple careers. Wikiversity has learning resources about Ivan Illich: To ask other readers questions about Tools for Convivialityplease sign up.

I feel like there are not many people how have a perspective like he does even though he’s written a few decades ago now. Illich believed that people could then put these things to use in caring for and about others. Jan 12, Paco marked it as to-read. Search key words on Art Play Children Learning. But the book presents relevant information and open my mind into several aspects of the way our society is built.


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We should be talking about Illich. I’m not on board with his desires for non-voluntary population reduction If I followed him correctly and I’m slightly skeptical that his critique of capitalism is so powerful as to make me want to join his convivial revolution. Also some of the analysis of institutional structures like education, which is condemned as co Kernels of insight buried in piles of manure An interesting look back at utopian socialism.

He uses the term “Engineering obsolescence” to show how the modern world produces men for the sake of tools once the tools become obsolete the corresponding men also become obsolete and outdated.

She was acquitted on a technicality by the judge when expert counsel compared her performance with that of the U. He introduced to a wider public the notion of iatrogenic disease[24] which had been scientifically established a century earlier by British nurse Florence Nightingale — They can develop, they can mature, they can embrace the truth about who we really are and foster the greatest intimacy possible.

Jan 24, Andrew rated it it was ok Shelves: Jun 29, Sancho rated it really liked it. Inas a twenty-six-year-old man newly arrived in New York, I went to a public debate. Nov 06, Sean rated it liked it. Industrial technology does not offer tools for conviviality, that would allow us to democratically organize production and nurture each other’s development; instead, it largely turns us into parts of a huge machine.

Having read this again in my mid-life and after seeing with more open eyes the manipulative and oppressive state and culture of government, institutions and corporations, while experiencing a more intentional simple life by choosing the harder way e.


Also rolled my eyes at a “contraception leads to mass murdering” argument. But then look at the crazy world tooks us! Influences Paul Goodman Arnold J. Definitely, I feel more enlightened and smarter after finishing it.

It was a groundbreaking critique of compulsory mass education. More education leads to more and more education. The book is illlich than a critique—it contains suggestions for a reinvention of learning throughout society and lifetime. Pour lui, “la surproduction industrielle d’un service a des effets seconds aussi catastrophiques et destructeurs que la surproduction d’un bien”. What kind of farmer are you?

He viewed such emissaries as a form of industrial hegemony and, as such, an act of “war on subsistence”. Want to Read saving….

Wikiquote has quotations related to: May 11, Charlie rated it it was amazing. Illich sees this circumstance as one in which you were forced to find your identity in your character: Apr 13, Daniel Seifert rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 12, Paul rated it liked it. Return to Book Page. Just because the modern world is specialized, I see no reason not to look to the way thi When everyone was a farmer, you simply could not find yourself in your particular line of work.