ABC has 56 ratings and 5 reviews. Ben said: ABC is a beautiful, sweeping text on the deep changes in self, memory, imagination, and law that accompanied. by IVAN ILLICH and BARRY SANDERS. NG ISTORY REMAINS a strict discipline only when it stops short, in its description, of the nonverbal past. The. ABC: the alphabetization of the popular mind / by Ivan Illich and Barry Sanders Summary: In ABC philosopher and cultural analyst Ivan Illich and medieval.

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By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. So if our sense of self is linked to text, there is cause for concern, Illich and Sanders mibd, when technology displaces text onto a computer screen; or when culture, via fallout from scientific discourse, reduces language to mere code and nonsense words that, according to the authors, operate on a sublinguistic grunt level–here delightfully referred to as “”uniquack.

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From inside the book. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. To ask other readers questions about ABCplease sign up. As a result, all language is becoming debased. Jarryd Gennarakis rated it really liked it Jul 10, The authors argue that there is a phenomenon transforming modern culture–language is becoming part of a technology of “information systems” with an emphasis on control, rather than kvan exchange.

The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind carries Illich’s project forward into the area of literacy, as does his most recent book, In the Vineyard of the Text Illich and Sanders point out the difference between oral and written culture, arguing that, popuar other things, an oral tradition makes no distinction between recollecting and doing, whereas memory as we understand it today is a child of the written text. He lives in Southern California. H2O illic the Waters of Forgetfulness extends this project into a history of “stuff.


Illich’s radical anarchist views first became widely known through a set of minv books published during the early sDeschooling SocietyTools for ConvivialityEnergy and Equityzbc Medical Nemesis I’d give this book 5 stars for provoking startling examinations of how I had thought about populr lot of stuff. The authors explain that what started out as a series of conversations on medieval paleography and the impact of the written word on 12th-century society evolved into this wider consideration of the significance of written culture down to the present age.

As a result, all language is becoming debased. Google Books — Loading Status Ivan Illich — primary author all editions calculated Sanders, Barry — main author all editions confirmed.

Ivan Illich was an Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest and critic of the institutions of contemporary western culture and their effects of the provenance and practice of education, medicine, work, energy use, and economic development.

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