Energy and Equity (Ideas in Progress) [Ivan Illich] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A junkie without access to his stash is in a state of crisis. ENERGY AND EQUITY∗. Ivan Illich. “El socialismo puede llegar sólo en bicicleta . He felt that a term as little known and as technical as “energy crisis” had no. This book looks at energy from the perspective of a person with no interest in the present system. Illich looks at energy as a divisive element in our modern.

Author: Moktilar Dijar
Country: Bhutan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Spiritual
Published (Last): 27 October 2006
Pages: 455
PDF File Size: 20.21 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.55 Mb
ISBN: 831-1-30641-179-5
Downloads: 84871
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Nacage

Illich looks at simple ways to govern the use of energy so that it is equitable, available to all equally. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

In the Mirror of the Past. The high cost equigy each element is dictated by elaboration of the basic product, and the sell the basic product is to “hook” society on the entire package. The idea that we would therefore use this opportunity to make the changes we should is excessively optimistic.

More on Illich, energy and equity | WORLD STREETS: The Politics of Transport in Cities

Once everywhere almost everything that people needed for everyday life they learned because it was meaningful to them and had proven useful. The Company of Strangers. Summary of Gross National Happiness: Overall rating No ratings yet 0.

If society were to outgrow its age of childhood, it would have to become livable for the young. Telephone link-ups, subway lines, mail routes, public markets and exchanges do not require hard or soft sells to induce their clients to use them.

Schools themselves pervert the natural inclination to grow and learn into the demand for instruction. Teachers are by no means the only professionals who offer therapy. Like an amoeba they fit into almost any interstice of the language. Until the last century, “children” of middle-class parents were made at home with the help of preceptors and private schools. High-speed, high-energy vehicles not only push pedestrians and cyclists off the road, they also stretch the landscape apart so that human-powered transport is no longer effective.


This is true even for teachers whose pupils spend most of their school time in a classroom without walls. He has lost faith in the political power of the feet and of the tongue. To understand what it means to deschool society, and not just to reform the educational establishment, we must now focus on the hidden curriculum of schooling.

ivaan The choice is between two radically opposed institutional types, both of which are exemplified in certain existing institutions, although one type so characterizes the contemporary period as to almost define it. Globalization and Its Enemies. Of course if I were to tell the New York slum-dweller that his working son is still a “child,” he would show no surprise.

The task must be undertaken urgently because commons can exist without police, but resources cannot. Energy and Equity by Ivan Illich.

It forces the few largest consumers to compete for the power to deplete the earth, to fill their own swelling bellies, to discipline smaller consumers, and to deactivate those who still find satisfaction in making do with what they have. If there were no age-specific and obligatory learning institution, “childhood” would go out of production. Preview — Energy and Equity by Ivan Illich.

The Ivan Illich Archive — Energy and Equity

Aaron Peters and Tony Curzon Pricein their important exchange about workfare, both seem to accept a basically techno-utopian view of the future of hyper-automation. Left-wing institutions tend to be networks which facilitate client-initiated communication of cooperation. If you have any queries about republishing please contact us. Amber rated it it was amazing Mar 09, A society committed to the institutionalization of values identifies the production of goods and services with the demand for such.

Tony Curzon Price Gas or nuclear? I prefer ans ask whether free men need them.

The ethos of nonsatiety is thus at the root of physical depredation, social polarization, and psychological passivity. The former are true public utilities, whereas the latter is a public service to the owners of cars, trucks, and buses. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

By exporting their crisis and by preaching the new gospel of puritan energy worship, the rich do even more damage to the poor than they did by selling them the products of now outdated factories. Participatory democracy demands low-energy technology, and free people must travel the road to productive social relations at the speed of a bicycle.


Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. If we add those engaged in full-time teaching to those in fulltime attendance, we realize that this so-called superstructure has become society’s major employer.

Join Kobo & start eReading today

Up to that day, all men and women had spoken with more or less equally powerful voices. You are commenting using your WordPress. But the same adults would worry about the mental health of a child who rushed home to tell them what he learned from his every teacher. The social decision to allocate educational resources preferably to those citizens who have outgrown the extraordinary learning capacity of their first four years and have not arrived at the height of their self-motivated learning will, in retrospect, probably appear as bizarre.

Armas de fuego y uso de la fuerza letal en Argentina. The manipulative institutions of the right are either socially or psychologically “addictive. In short therefore, for Illich the greatest problem with high energy consumption and associated increased automation was not its negative environmental impacts although this did concern him — instead it was its social and political impacts, and he strongly believed that it was rapidly becoming necessary to assert political control over the market-driven technological development or reap the dire social and political consequences.

At best, such a period would be used to increase energy efficiencies and further develop cleaner energy substitutes.

Enforced dependence on auto-mobile machines then denies a community of self-propelled people just those values supposedly procured by improved transportation.

Ivan Illich

Disarmament would only accelerate the energyy by which the learning industry moves to the center of the national economy.

Only with the advent of industrial society did the mass production of “childhood” become feasible and come within the reach of the masses.

I like the ideas, but how could we possibly bring enough people to believe that such a radical change is possible, and how could we effect wquity The EU and the Knowledge Economy.