The Mask of Benevolence: Disabling the Deaf Community
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, The Mask of Benevolence describes how they, in fact, do them great harm.
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THE MASK OF BENEVOLENCE: Disabling the Deaf CommunityUser 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
The mask of benevolence: disabling the deaf communityUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Written to stir both action and feeling, The Mask of Benevolence is thought-provoking in all areas of deaf studies. In particular, Lane focuses on the differences between the deaf as disabled and the ... Read full review