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  • From CBGB to the Roundhouseby Tim Burrows

    Marion Boyars 2007; US$ 17.49

    Casting his eye widely across the globe, Tim Burrows examines the facts, myths and characters behind such legendary venues as the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, the Astoria in London and the Cloudlands Ballroom in Brisbane. Interviewing the musicians and promoters who were there at the beginning and those still involved today, he paints striking pictures... more...

  • Deadline at Dawnby Judith Williamson

    Marion Boyars 1993; US$ 17.49

    Judith Williamson takes herself to the movies, and this book contains the reviews she wrote as film critic for Time Out, City Limits, the radical alternative London weekly listings paper, and the New Statesman. This book contains her journalism, analysis of those times and her career as a journalist in a turbulent  England with fierce labour relations... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Disabling Professionsby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1977; US$ 15.74

    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... more...

  • Deschooling Societyby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1970; US$ 15.74

    Schools have failed our individual needs, supporting false and misleading notions of 'progress' and development fostered by the belief that ever-increasing production, consumption and profit are proper yardsticks for measuring the quality of human life. Our universities have become recruiting centres for the personnel of the consumer society, certifying... more...