On "The Fetishism of Industrialization": On the Need for Politics; Illich's Critique of Medicine; Corporate Values and Professional Work; Vicente Navarro Replies

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-029-11-1978-04_7

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Political Economy

Abstract

In "The Fetishism of Industrialization" (Monthly Review, October 1976), Vicente Navarro attempts to offer a corrective to theories of contemporary Western societies which 'Seek to locate the origins of domination and exploitation in the process of industrialization itself. For Navarro, this emphasis upon the invasion of industrialization into all aspects of our lives deflects us from an understanding of the true basis of "manipulation of addiction and consumption" (p. 37): the capitalist mode of production and consumption. (Discussion by Michael Gruber, Alan Mandell, Irving Fetscher, Warwick Armstrong, and Vicente Navarro.)

Published

1978-04-07

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Correspondence