Shadow Work by Ivan Illich

This book combines historical and economic perspectives to examine the economic existence of modern man,

- the war against subsistence, and shadow work - the underpaid work which is unique to an industrial economy - and which often falls to women.

Drawing on unfamiliar historical sources, Illich lays bare the roots of much of the social ordering which affects industrial man: man’s own creation, but one which, at the same time, connives at his own oppression.

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