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  • 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...

  • Decoding Advertisementsby Judith Williamson

    Marion Boyars 1978; US$ 17.49

    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...

  • DIYby Amy Spencer

    Marion Boyars 2005; US$ 13.97

    A well informed study that champions the unsung heroes and heroines of DIY distribution in art, music, literary zines and culture. This exploration of lo-fi culture traces the origin of the DIY ethic to the skiffle movement of the 1950s, mail art, Black Mountain poetry and Avant-Garde art in the 1950s, the punk scene of the 1970s and 80s, right the... 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...

  • 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...

  • H20 and the Waters of Forgetfulnessby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1986; US$ 12.25

    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...

  • More Than Eyes Can Seeby Rhidian Brook

    Marion Boyars 2007; US$ 15.74

    Sent by the Salvation Army to bear witness to the work they were doing in response to the Aids pandemic, Rhidian Brook, his wife and two children, follow a tril of devastation through communities still shattered and being broken by the disease. He met truck stop workers in Kenya, victims of rape in Rwanda, child-headed families in Soweto, children... more...

  • Cathy Come Homeby Jeremy Sandford

    Marion Boyars 1976; US$ 17.49

    Sandford's 'Cathy Come Home' details the issue of homelessness and the life of a young woman in 1960s London as she moves from her own home, to council accomodation, and finally emergency accomodation for the homeless before being evicted and her children taken into care. It is a harrowing and emotive screenplay of the '60s television docu-drama... more...

  • 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...

  • The Silent Sinby Anja Sicking; David Colmer

    Marion Boyars 2006; US$ 11.65

    A young woman is employed by a maid by a music publisher in Amsterdam, in the eighteenth century. She is confronted with his homosexuality and the penalties that follow on discovery. more...