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Seeing Voices

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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.

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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
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
Subject:
non-fiction;deafness;science;psychology;deaf;neurology;sign language;language;neuroscience;medicine;linguistics;asl;deaf culture;brain;anthropology;essays;sacks;medical;sociology;oliver sacks;biology;history;communication;culture;health
Subject:
non-fiction;science;deafness;psychology;deaf;neurology;sign language;language;medicine;neuroscience;linguistics;asl;deaf culture;brain;anthropology;medical;essays;oliver sacks;sociology;sacks;biology;history;deaf history;communication;health;culture
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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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Disability
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Languages » Deaf Studies » Deaf Culture
Languages » Deaf Studies » Sign Language

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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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