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.

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In societies based on high energy consumption social relations must, he said, be dictated by technocracy which degrades the possibility of choice, autonomy and freedom. On the left the service is amplified opportunity within formally defined limits, while the client remains a free illidh. Energy and Equity by Ivan Illich. The New World Church is the knowledge industry, both purveyor of opium and the workbench during an increasing number of the years of an individual’s life.

Thick, dense stuff, but the main point of his argument is that once a mode of transportation reaches a certain threshold say mphthe social structure is rearranged to accommodate the transport at the expense of free time and freedom of mobility.

If I could change the world in one way, it would be in the way Illich suggests in this book. A country can be classified as overindustrialized when its social life is dominated by the transportation industry, which has come to determine its class privileges, to accentuate its time scarcity, and to tie its eneryg more tightly to amd tracks it has ensrgy out for them.

Inevitably the poor lose the option for rational technology when they choose equiyy modernize their poverty by increasing their dependence on energy. I call them “convivial” and suggest placing them at the left of an institutional spectrum, both to show that there are institutions which fall between the extremes and to illiich how historical institutions can change color as they shift from facilitating activity to organizing production.


Open Preview See a Problem? Globalization and Its Enemies. As far as I’m concerned I hope that we are forced to start ending our addiction to high per capita use of energy before the techno-utopianists manage to invent abundant and affordable clean energy to keep on powering automation and paying for workfare.

Henceforth this would change. Transportation can abridge traffic in three ways: Under the authoritative eye of the teacher, several orders of value collapse into one. The Money Free Society. There are no enetgy topics on this book yet. These recent transformations, in other words, have improved the quality of mobility informationas opposed to its underlying hardware or its fundamental physical constraints.

Silence now ceased to be in the commons; it became a resource for which loudspeakers compete. Aug 01, paul rated it really liked it. I believe it is a must read. equitu

Ivan Illich: Deschooling Society, Energy and Equity

The transportation industry perpetually faces a ad of broad challenges that are distinct but easily conflated. Were educational professionals to specialize in promoting learning, they would have to abandon a system which calls for between and 1, gatherings a year. Oh, come to find out Vietnam was a war between the motor and the bicycle also.

The choice as I see it seems to be stark though not a miserable one.

A merger of world bureaucracies results from this convergence of institutions. At best, such a period would be used to increase energy efficiencies and further develop cleaner energy substitutes.

Speed, Equity, and the Mobility Crisis: Ivan Illich in the Digital Era

Poor parents who want their children to go to school are less concerned about what they will learn than about the certificate and money they will earn. Each transgression is made to be felt as a multiple offense. To develop a language in which we can speak about school without such constant recourse to education, I have chosen to begin with something that might be called a phenomenology of public school.


The idea that we would therefore use this opportunity to make the changes we should is excessively optimistic. In each of these three roles the teacher bases his authority on a different claim. If he does not employ prisoners, then he needs machines to do most of his work And middle-class parents commit their children to a teacher’s care to keep them from learning what the poor learn on the streets.

This is a special reason for urgency. Pupils have never credited teachers for most of their learning. People solely dependent on their feet move on the spur of the moment, at three to four miles per hour, in any direction and to any place from which they are not legally or physically barred.

The present disjunction between an adult society which pretends to be humane and a school environment which mocks energ could no longer be maintained. Juan rated it liked it Jul 16, See if you have enough points for this item. Yet schools, as compulsory channels for learning, could exist without either and be more repressive and destructive than anything we have come to know. The reconquest of power starts with the recognition that expert knowledge blinds the secretive bureaucrat to the obvious Schoolteachers and ministers are the only professionals who feel entitled to pry into the private affairs of their clients at the same time as they preach to a captive audience.

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