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Oh, Ivan

This morning when I was picking up a prescription at the drugstore, there was an ad on the counter that said something like, “One in six will get the flu (here there were 6 gendered figures, one of whom was a sickly green), protect yourself with the flu shot! 767 more words


Wajib Belajar atau Wajib Sekolah?

Junaidi Abdul Munif ; Penulis
KORAN TEMPO, 07 November 2014

Pemerintahan Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla memiliki program wajib belajar 12 tahun. Sebelumnya, kita akrab dengan program wajib belajar 9 tahun. 414 more words


The Oxford English Dictionary defines subsistence as follows:

- 1. The action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself, especially at a minimal level:
the minimum income needed for subsistence… 816 more words

Towards Self-sufficiency

A Brief Election Day Plea

Election days in this country often feel like an unkept promise.  Yes, we can vote.  We have that much political liberty left.  But what exactly can we vote  683 more words

Current Events

The University Beyond Schooling

Many students, especially those who are poor, intuitively know what the schools do for them. They school them to confuse process and substance. Once these become blurred, a new logic is assumed: the more treatment there is, the better are the results; or, escalation leads to success.

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Higher Education

Energy, society and equity

Very interesting new Energy & Society special issue by @DTyfield @johnurry via @TheSocReview@DTyfield even mentions the work of who is one of my major references in environmental sociology: Ivan Ilich. 23 more words

Sociology Of Development

Do all public services have to be delivered by professionals?

One of the most prominent 20th century proponents of ‘deprofessionalisation’ was the Austrian-born priest and philosopher, Ivan Illich. Illich railed against what he viewed as the ‘monopoly’ control of education and healthcare by teachers and doctors… 13 more words