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Beautifully designed A-Z of the totality of revolutionary youth politics.

In this classic collection, some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse.

James Scott builds a persuasive case against "development theory" and imperialistic state planning that disregards the values, desires, and objections of its subjects.

Danger: School! is perhaps the world's most subversive cartoon book on education. 

I believe that a revolution can begin from this one strand of straw. Seen at a glance, this rice straw may appear light and insignificant. Hardly anyone would believe that it could start a revolution. But I have come to realize the weight and power of this straw.

School has become the universal church of a technological society, incorporating and transmitting its ideology, shaping men's minds to accept this ideology, and conferring social status in proportion to its acceptance. There is no question of man's rejecting technology.

My father is a born teacher. He’s the kind of man who can spot a potential learner from a distance and go into action. When I was in my forties, he taught me how to bowl at his local bowling alley.

Ivan Illich denotes the term school as institutionalization in not only education but also the other institutions such as hospitals, welfare institutions, police...

A fantastic collection of essays about Deschooling Our Lives.

This is the classic book which has inspired thousands of children and families to walkout of the four walls of schools and reclaim their own learning pathways.

The governing pattern that a culture obeys is a master story — one narrative in society that takes over the others, shrinking diversity and forming a monoculture.

An authentic Sacred Life and Living Earth story is emerging. It has ancient roots in indigenous wisdom. If embraced, it changes everything.

Ancient Futures is much more than a book about Ladakh. Passionately argued, it raises important questions about the whole notion of progress, and explores the root causes of the malaise of industrial society

The essays in The Unsettling of America argue that today's agribusiness takes farming out of its cultural context, and is destructive to the lives of farmers and to our culture as a whole.  

The book examines the modern economic system, its use of resources and how it impacts on our lives. It questions whether the system reflects what society cares about.

Instead of Education is Holt’s most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion call to parents to save their children from schools of all kinds.

According to Mander, we are in the midst of "an epic worldwide struggle" between the forces of Western economic development and the remaining native peoples of the planet.