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Protecting the Space Within – Karen Lehman He replied, “A hundred dirham’s weight would suffice. This morning, I conveyed to rahnea the message of a younger friend who asked me to thank you for having left a deep mark on his life, since the first time he learned from you the need constantly to question his certainties. From my first encounter with it, when I became vice-chancellor in charge of “development” at a university in Ponce, Puerto Rico, I had doubts.

He died on 14 April The reflection of twenty years led to the publication of his book When Misery Hunts Poverty The candle which burns in front of ,ajid also lights up our pipe; mzjid match would serve just as well.

Later, I increasingly questioned the pursuit of an abstract and ever more remote ideal called health. Majid, there is something unsettling about your inquisition.

Yes, as I was coming to see you here in Bremen, I felt it would be a more exceptional gift to the readers if I could offer them your views on development, some twenty-six years later, especially as “The Post-development Reader” is intended to help them better understand the post-development era. And if so, could these be achieved in a meaningful and dignified manner? Development as Planned poverty – Ivan Illich Like your other writings, those papers continued to display the laser quality of your mind which allowed you to pierce through majkd of the opacities of your times.


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It is this research that brings me now to show how a radical transformation of our lifestyle, including a reinvention of the chosen poverty, has now become the sine qua non of any serious struggle against new forms of production misery.

Although the lesson had enriched this friend’s inner life in many ways, it has also, I guess, acted on him as a destabilizing factor, actually discouraging him from continuing to take an active part in social life, as he did before. Majid Rahnema and Victoria Bawtree. In Medical Nemesis, my main concern was the destruction of the cultural matrix that supported an art of living characteristic of a time and place.

I only learned to formulate true reasons gradually, over the stretch of time that coincides with our growing friendship. Diverse in background and experience, they are all committed, however, to seeing through the rhetoric of development, free from the distorting lenses of ideology and habit. Unlike them, you seem to consider this attitude as both unloving and unrealistic, arrogant and counterproductive.

The Post-Development Reader

The infrapolitics of Subordinate Groups – James C. Retrieved from ” https: I worry about minds, hearts and social rituals being infected by development, not rahnea because it obliterates the unique beauty and goodness of the now, but also because it awakens the “we”. We must load it into lorries that we have to buy and maintain. This Reader brings together an exceptionally gifted group of thinkers and activists – from South and North – who have long pondered these questions.

He represented Iran at the UN from to Now we are both older; each of us had to advance along his own road to reach a level where we can find ourselves in agreement. Hence, the following set of questions: It is the opposite of a statistical “we”, the sense of being jointly enumerated and represented in a graphic column.

Majid, it is only after those books to which you just referred — that is since the s — that my main objection to development focuses on its rituals.


He works on problems of poverty and production processes of poverty by the market economy. Inhe created an Institute for Studies of Endogenous Development, inspired by the educational ideas of Paulo Freireto begin a development project basis with the farmers of Lorestan. He came to distinguish “poverty” lifestyle based on moderation, which may be voluntary cf.

During a decade or more, my criticism focused on the procedures used in the attempt to reach goals that I did not then question. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Now, coming back to your advice to David, how do you think one could be a candle in the dark and still develop, at a social level, the type of compassion and love of the world which permeates all your thinking?

A friend of Ivan Illichhe participated in his reflections on development.

After his retirement in he taught at the University of California at Berkeley for six years, then, fromto Claremont Pitzer Colleges.

Ivan, Rahne,a was already “contaminated” by many of your ideas on development and education, when Rannema first read your talk on “Development as Planned Poverty,” later followed by your other great essay on the Epimethean Man. The spread of widespread misery and poverty is an obviously unacceptable social scandal, especially in societies perfectly capable of avoiding it.

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This refinement of the first-person experience has been largely washed away wherever development has set it. And remember that there is no possibility of achieving this so long as the candle near our samovar stands for “everyone”.

You are correct in your belief that I had qualms about the notion of economic development early on.