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Tools for Conviviality by Ivan Illich

Tools for Conviviality (1973)

by Ivan Illich

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"Ivan Illich has aroused worldwide attention as a formidable critic of some of society's most cherished institutions - organized religion, the medical profession, compulsory education for all. In 'Tools for Conviviality' he carries further his profound questioning of modern industrial society by showing how mass-production technologies are turning people into the accessories of bureaucracies and machines."
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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, which took place in the current epoch of packaging and of schooling.
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