cmm - reading recommendations

John Schinnerer eco_living at
Mon Dec 10 03:15:52 EST 2001


Couple more reading suggestions for those following the "cultural
myths" thread:

"King Solomon's Ring," Konrad Lorenz - Lorenz was perhaps the first
scientist (biologist/naturalist) to notice that all one could learn
from studying animal behavior in captivity was how animals behaved in
captivity...go figure!

"Toward a History of Needs," Ivan Illich - turns "conventional" views
of economy, industry, technology, medicine, education, professions,
etc. sideways and bass-ackwards and inside out in looking at how
"...growing dependence on mass-produced goods and services gradually
erodes the conditions necessary for a convivial life."  I find a lot of
cautionary tales for PCists therein...

John Schinnerer, MA
- Eco-Living -
Cultural & Ecological Designing
Food - Shelter - Community
john at

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