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  - Tomek - Goodreads

4.5 stars. I only took off half a star because, as Mander mentions at the beginning, the book really is two ideas. He claims that they go together. I think a stronger case could be made in two ... Read full review

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

I couldn't finish this book, so I won't rate it. I agree completely with Mander's central thesis, which is that skepticism of technology is a healthy and necessary approach to "progress". Our ... Read full review



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About the author (1991)

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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