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Disabling Professions

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In this fascinating and controversial collection of essays Ivan Illich, Irving K Zola, John McKnight, Jonathan Caplan and Harley Shaiken challenge the power and mystery of professions. Why do we put so much resource into medicine, education and the law with so little apparent result? Why do we hold the professions in awe and allow them to set up what are in effect monopoli ...more
ebook, 114 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Marion Boyars Publishers
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One of the most thought-provoking books I have ever read. Short and to the point. The arguments are not that complex, yet are very profound. I find myself thinking about what this means for my life. Highly recommended for everyone!
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Are you really helping and who is benefiting? One of the best critiques of liberal institutions and the professional world ever.
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Ivan Illich was an Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest and critic of the institutions of contemporary western culture and their effects of the provenance and practice of education, medicine, work, energy use, and economic development.
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