Toward a History of Needs

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* Book: Ivan Illich. Toward a History of Needs.


Dougald Hine:

"In Illich's own work, Toward a History of Needs (1978) marks the emergence of a theme which runs through his later work. By focusing on "the sociogenesis of needs" (as he puts it in this article, written for the 20th anniversary of the Whole Earth Catalogue), he brings a historical perspective to the demand side of the scarcity equation." (

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