Title

Illich, Ivan

Document Type

Encyclopedia entry

Source Publication

International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences

Edition

2nd ed.

Publication Date

3-26-2015

First Page

584

Last Page

588

Publisher

Elsevier

Keywords

Christianity, Commons, Conviviality, Counterproductivity, Deschooling, Development, Gender, Medicine, Radical monopoly, Renunciation

Abstract

As a Catholic priest cum public intellectual, Ivan Illich is best known for his critique of modern industrial society and its institutions, in particular his controversial deschooling proposal set forth in the 1970s. What is often neglected is the significant shift in his subsequent intellectual development, in which Illich turned to cultural history for questioning the modern certainties concerning our practices and needs. On that basis, Illich suggested that the origin of modern culture and its malaises can be traced back to Christianity and its perversion.

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.61220-5

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Additional Information

2nd ed.

ISBN of the source publication: 9780080970868

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Recommended Citation

Chen, H. F. (2015). Illich, Ivan. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed.) (pp. 584–588). Amsterdam: Elsevier.