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  • 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...

  • Decoding Advertisementsby Judith Williamson

    Marion Boyars 1978; US$ 16.99

    Judith Williamson does not simply criticize advertisements on the grounds of dishonesty and exploitation, but examines in detail, through over a hundred illustrations, their undoubted attractiveness and appeal. The overt economic function of this appeal is to make us buy things. Its ideological function is to involve us as 'individuals' in perpetuating... more...

  • Blue Sky Thoughtsby Jaime Carnie

    Marion Boyars 2007; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • William Golding: The Unmoved Targetby Virginia Tiger

    Marion Boyars 2003; US$ 15.99

    An analysis of the work of William Golding by acclaimed literary critic Virginia Tiger, who argues that Golding used the imaginative impact of words to convey experiences that conventional language fails to get across. This is the only book to offer a complete commentary on all his literary work and the critical responses to it. Distinguished critic,... more...

  • In the Mirror of the Pastby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1991; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Tools for Convivialityby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1973; US$ 13.99

    A work of seminal importance, this book presents Ivan Illich's penetrating analysis of the industrial mode of production which characterises our contemporary world. The conviviality for which noted social philosopher Ivan Illich is arguing is one in which the individual's personal energies are under direct personal control and in which the use of... more...

  • Limits to Medicineby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1976; US$ 15.99

    '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...

  • H20 and the Waters of Forgetfulnessby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1986; US$ 7.99

    Philosopher and social analyst Ivan Illich, one of the most influential thinkers of second half of this century, directs his attention to waterm the 'stuff' of purity and the creative force of the imagination without which life in unthinkable. He deals with the dual nature of water, as life-giving material substance and as the wellspring of forml,... more...

  • Deschooling Societyby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1970; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Celebration of Awarenessby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1971; US$ 15.99

    As a formidable critic of some of society's most cherished institutions, such as compulsory education and organised religion, Ivan Illich has attracted world attention. His commitment to a radical humanism against conventional institutions and esatablished ideas of social virtue make for compelling, and convincing, reading. This book brings together... more...