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Seeing Voices

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Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture.  In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect--a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well. Seeing Voices is, as Studs Terkel has written, "an exquisite, as well as revelatory, work."

Synopsis:

In Seeing Voices "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" (New York Times Book Review) turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a beautiful and immensely moving book, one that not only takes us into the world of the deaf but offers a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect". Seeing Voices opens with a history of the deaf, tracing their courageous battle for acceptance in a hearing world, and goes on to consider ASL, the extraordinary mode of communication that has wide-ranging implications for the hearing as well. Finally, Dr. Sacks examines the uprising of deaf students at Gallaudet University and considers its impact on a new generation of deaf children. Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Seeing Voices is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, and culture.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-213) and index.

About the Author

Oliver Sacks lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375704079
Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Author:
Sacks, Oliver
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Neurology
Subject:
Handicapped
Subject:
Deaf
Subject:
American sign language
Subject:
Sourds
Subject:
Neurology - General
Subject:
Deaf -- History.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Disability
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
EPA-600/8-78-005d.
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 HALFTONES; 17 LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.6 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In Seeing Voices "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" (New York Times Book Review) turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a beautiful and immensely moving book, one that not only takes us into the world of the deaf but offers a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect". Seeing Voices opens with a history of the deaf, tracing their courageous battle for acceptance in a hearing world, and goes on to consider ASL, the extraordinary mode of communication that has wide-ranging implications for the hearing as well. Finally, Dr. Sacks examines the uprising of deaf students at Gallaudet University and considers its impact on a new generation of deaf children. Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Seeing Voices is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, and culture.
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