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Damned for their difference : the cultural construction of deaf people as "disabled" : a sociological history

Author: Jan Branson; Don Miller
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Represents a sociological history of how deaf people came to be classified as disabled, from the 17th century through the 1990s.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Branson, Jan.
Damned for their difference.
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet, ©2002
(OCoLC)606829602
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Branson; Don Miller
ISBN: 1563681188 9781563681189 1563681218 9781563681219 1563681161 9781563681165
OCLC Number: 48588191
Description: xx, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I: The cultural construction of "the disables": a historical overview --
1. The cosmological tyranny of science: from the new philosophy to eugenics --
2. The domestication of difference: the classification, segregation, and institutionalization of unreason --
II: The cultural construction of deaf people as "disabled": a sociological history of discrimination --
3. The new philosophy, sign language, and the search for the perfect language in the seventeenth century --
4. The formalization of deaf education and the cultural construction of "the deaf" and "deafness" in the eighteenth century --
5. The "great confinement" of deaf people through education in the nineteenth century --
6. The alienation and individuation of deaf people: eugenics and pure oralism in the late-nineteenth century --
7. Cages of reason--bureaucratization and the education of deaf people in the twentieth century: teacher training, therapy, and technology --
8. The denial of deafness in the late-twentieth century: the surgical violence of medicine and the symbolic violence of mainstreaming --
9. Ethno-nationalism and linguistic imperialism: the state and the limits of change in the battles for human rights for deaf people.
Responsibility: Jan Branson and Don Miller.

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Represents a sociological history of how deaf people came to be classified as disabled, from the 17th century through the 1990s.

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Damned For Their Difference is a very strongly recommended, inherently fascinating and arguably persuasively written account of an endemic social issue with respect to the hearing impaired.

 
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