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Disabling Professions

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ISBN-10: 0714525103

ISBN-13: 9780714525105

Edition: 1977 (Reprint)

Authors: Ivan Illich, John McKnight, Irving K. Zola, Jonathan Caplan, Harley Shaiken

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Why do we put so many resources into medicine, education and law with so little apparent benefit? Why do we hold the professions in awe and allow them to set up what are in effect monopolies? This fascinating and controversial collection of essays challenges the power and the mystique of the modern professions.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Born in Vienna in 1926, Ivan Illich grew up in Europe. He studied theology, philosophy, history, and natural science. During the 1950s he worked as a parish priest among Puerto Ricans in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City and then served as rector of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico. During the 1960s he founded centers for cross-cultural communication, first in Puerto Rico and then in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Since the late 1970s, he has divided his time among Mexico, the United States, and Germany. He is also a professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Penn State University. Illich's radical anarchist views first became widely known through a set of four books published…