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  • Consuming Passionsby Judith Williamson

    Marion Boyars 1988; US$ 17.49

    Judith Williamson explores how our cultural tastes, in films, food, television, advertising, music poetry, song lyrics,photography,political movements and even the BritishRoyal Family influence our thinking and how we govern our own lives, and shape those of our children more...

  • Rush!by Omond Tasmin

    Marion Boyars 2009; US$ 13.99

    When Tamsin Omond left university, she had no idea that within a year she would be up on the roofs of Parliament, breaking the law for her beliefs about climate change. The book is a candid account of her journey from student to rebel with a cause. She takes her first steps in eco-utopia, joins Climate Camp and forms the activist group Climate Rush. more...

  • Blue Sky Thoughtsby Jaime Carnie

    Marion Boyars 2007; US$ 13.99

    With reference to drug-induced visions and the perceptual capacities of bees, Carnie deconstructs the work of Descartes, Newton and Berkeley to produce a new persepective on the way our senses operate.'All credit to him for building the case for an unfashionable theory, and making the reader think - which is what philosophy is supposed to do' Independent... more...

  • Edna the Inebriate Womanby Jeremy Sandford

    Marion Boyars 1976; US$ 17.49

    Edna the Inebriate Woman was written when Jeremy Sandford, whose documentary Cathy Come Home had focused public attention on the plight of homeless families, decided to study the equally grave problems faced by Britain's thousands of single homeless people. The author follows Edna on her continuous journey through town and country and shows us at... more...

  • Gothic Fantasyby Edwin Page

    Marion Boyars 2006; US$ 17.49

    Edwin Page takes us on a journey through the films of Tim Burton, through which we gain insights into the mysterious, and somewhat reclusive film director responsible for them. A book ideally suited to film studies and media studies, at school and undergraduate level, this book has analysis of the filming methods devised by Tim Burton, and descriptions... more...

  • In the Mirror of the Pastby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1991; US$ 17.49

    During the 1980s Ivan Illich added another dimension to his thought through the study of Medieval history. In the current volume he aims to demonstrate the extent to which the groundwork for the institutions that characterize our world today was laid in the twelfth century. The topics with which Illich engages center on health, housing, schooling,... more...

  • ABC: The Alphabetizaton of the Popular Mindby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1988; US$ 17.49

    In ABC... philosopher and cultural analyst Ivan Illich and medieval scholar and literary critic Barry Sanders have produced an original, meticulous and provocative study of the advent, spread and present decline of literacy. They explore he impact of the alphabet on fundamental thought processes and attitudes, on memory, on political groupings and... more...

  • The Right to Useful Unemploymentby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1978; US$ 17.49

    In this political essay, Ivan Illich calls for the right to useful unemployment: a positive, constructive, and even optimistic concept dealing with that activity by which people are useful to themselves and others outside the production of commodities for the market. more...

  • Limits to Medicineby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1976; US$ 17.49

    'The medical establishment has become a major threat to health'. So begins Ivan Illich's spirited and reasoned attack upon the mythic prestige of contemporary medicines, examining the customs and rituals conducted by the medical profession. Relentlessly and with full documentation taken from recognized medical sources Illich proves the impotence... more...

  • Energy and Equityby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1974; US$ 17.49

    A junkie without access to his stash is in a state of crisis. The "energy crisis' that exists intermittently when the flow of fuel from unstable countries is cut off or threatened, is a crisis in the same sense. When such a crisis is perceived in the western sphere, there are normally two solutions proposed: Relieve our dependence on foreign fuels... more...