The Mask of Benevolence: Disabling the Deaf Community

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DawnSignPress, 1999 - Education - 334 pages
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A look at the gulf that separates the deaf minority from the hearing world, this book sheds light on the mistreatment of the deaf community by a hearing establishment that resists understanding and awareness. Critically acclaimed as a breakthrough when it was first published in 1992, this new edition includes information on the science and ethics of childhood cochlear implants. An indictment of the ways in which experts in the scientific, medical, and educational establishment purport to serve the deaf, this book describes how they, in fact, do them great harm.

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THE MASK OF BENEVOLENCE: Disabling the Deaf Community

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Lane (Psychology/Northeastern) follows up When the Mind Hears- -his 1984 history of the deaf—with an excoriating analysis of the oppression of the deaf in contemporary society. Hearing people, Lane ... Read full review

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This book was required reading for my sign language class and it is a great book. If you want to know more about the deaf community and deaf culture this is the book you need. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Harlan Lane is recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and of the World Federation of the Deaf International Social Merit Award. He is the author of When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf, The Wild Boy of Aveyron, and Journey into the Deaf World. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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