Collection of essays challenging the power and mystery of the professions. Illich, “Disabling professions”. p. Age of professions defined. p. Dependence on commodities legitimizes needs. p. Needs are equal. Disabling Professions. IVAN ILLICH. USA distribution. 22 South Broadway, Salem, New Hampshire Published in Canada by Burns & Maclachern Ltd.

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We appreciate your feedback. I like the discipline in his style. Two subsequent collections of occasional piecesToward a History of Needs and Shadow Work stress the distorting influence on society and culture of the economics of scarcity, or the presumption that economies function to remedy scarcities rather than to share goods.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Add all three to Cart Add all three professioons List. Institutions, Property Rights, and Economic Growth. The Prophet of Cuernavaca: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This critique applies equally to both the so-called developed and the developing nations but in different ways.

Is There a Duty to die? Would you ilicu us to take another look at this review? Why do we hold the professions in awe and allow them to set up what are in effect monopolies?

You’ve rpofessions reported this review. Preview — Disabling Professions by Ivan Illich. Offtoseethewizard rated it it was amazing Feb 26, People become overmedicalized, lose authority over their lives and are forced through law and medicine to turn over responsibility of their lives to experts more capable of treating “diseases” when in my opinion the whole enterprise seems a reentrenchment of “religious” control with “scientific” control, aka eugenics. Illich is incisive as proffessions in his and his colleagues’ critiques of the medical, law, and social service professions.


Tools is the most general statement of Illich’s principles; the other three expand on examples sketched in Today in order to critique what he calls “radical monopolies” in the technologies of education, energy consumption, and medical treatment. The Essential Communitarian Reader. Community and the Economy. Disabling Professions Volume 1 of Ideas in progress Pprofessions forum.

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Return to Book Page. Share your thoughts with other customers. Many have easily professins the claim that the slippery slope argument was a logical fallacy, while we have seen the truth of what Illich et al discuss in this book; medicine claims a monopoly on health by employing only its knowledge of disease – something unknown to the public.

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