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Deaf Gain

Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity

Deaf Gain( )
Editor: Bauman, H-Dirksen L.
Murray, Joseph J.
Afterword by: Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove
Foreword by: Solomon, Andrew
ISBN:978-0-8166-9121-0
Publication Date:Oct 2014
Publisher:University of Minnesota Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $105.00
Book Description:

Deaf people are usually regarded by the hearing world as having a lack, as missing a sense. Yet a definition of deaf people based on hearing loss obscures a wealth of ways in which societies have benefited from the significant contributions of deaf people. In this bold intervention into ongoing debates about disability and what it means to be human, experts from a variety of disciplines--neuroscience, linguistics, bioethics, history, cultural studies, education, public policy, art, and...
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Book Details
Pages:568
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / People With Disabilities
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 10 x 2 Inches
Book Weight:0.002 Pounds
Author Biography
(Editor)
Andrew Solomon was born in New York City on October 30, 1963. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Yale University and a Master's degree in English at Jesus College, Cambridge. He has written for numerous publications including The New York Times and The New Yorker. He has written several non-fiction books including The Irony Tower, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, and The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, which won the 2001 National Book Award. He also wrote the novel A Stone Boat. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at Cornell University and special advisor on LGBT affairs to the Yale School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry.

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