In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations

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Sierra Club Books, 1991 - Social Science - 446 pages
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Mander goes beyond television (which he proclaimed as being dangerous to personal health and sanity in Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television) to critique our technological society as a whole, challenge its utopian promises, and track its devastating impact on native cultures worldwide. "Will interest all readers concerned about our environment and quality of life".-- Publishers Weekly.

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User Review  - David Rush - Goodreads

I think I read this book 20 plus years ago, and I think I like it then. But this time I could only get 50 pages into it. This time around it seemed like he had his views and then collected whatever ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sean Canton - Goodreads

I like books that challenge my worldview, and this does. The author is opinionated, but the basic argument, that technology fails to deliver on it's promises, is not refutable. Read full review



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Mander is an unemployed homeless person living in Las Vegas. He was diagnosed autistic at the age of 3. He is a part of the "Millenium Homeless Project.

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