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The mask of benevolence : disabling the deaf community, Harlan Lane

Label
The mask of benevolence : disabling the deaf community
Title
The mask of benevolence
Title remainder
disabling the deaf community
Statement of responsibility
Harlan Lane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author of the pioneering history of the deaf When the Mind Hears now continues his advocacy for the deaf community with a hard-hitting, provocative new book. The Mask of Benevolence is at once a deeply moving celebration of the unique manual language and culture of the modern deaf community, a scathing indictment of the heedlessness and hypocrisies of many of its hearing "benefactors," and an expose of the ways in which the "experts" in the scientific, medical, and educational establishments who purport to serve the deaf actually do them grievous harm. With great eloquence Lane argues that the relationship between the deaf community and those who claim to help them resembles that between colonized and colonizer, resulting in the suppression of the oppressed group's language and culture--in the dehumanization of the oppressed to the profit of the oppressor. He shows, for example, how the "medicalization" of cultural deafness does more for medical professionals and the manufacturers of prosthetic devices (hearing aids, "bionic ears," etc.) than for deaf children; how the "mainstreaming" of deaf children in hearing schools actually obstructs their education--aiding not the students but the interests of various medical and rehabilitation specialists by putting a premium on their services. Impeccably documented, The Mask of Benevolence offers an impassioned and highly compelling case in support of embracing deaf language and culture, bilingual education, and the blessings of cultural diversity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lane, Harlan
Dewey number
305.9/08162
Index
index present
LC call number
HV2537
LC item number
.L36 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deaf
  • Social control
  • Deaf
  • Deafness
  • United States
Label
The mask of benevolence : disabling the deaf community, Harlan Lane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Representations of Deaf People: The Infirmity and Cultural Models. A Different Center. Hearing Representations of Deaf People. The Infirmity and Cultural Models of Deaf People -- pt. 2. Representations of Deaf People: Colonialism, "Audism," and the "Psychology of the Deaf" The Colonization of African and Deaf Communities. The Paternalism Indictment. Audist "Psychology of the Deaf" -- pt. 3. Representations of Deaf People: Power, Politics, and the Dependency Duet. Representation and Power. The Role of the Oppressed -- pt. 4. Language Bigotry and Deaf Communities. The Oppression of American Sign Language. Language in Another Mode -- pt. 5. The Education of Deaf Children: Drowning in the Mainstream and the Sidestream. The Failure of Deaf Education. Deaf People Without a Deaf Community. The Parents' Ordeal -- pt. 6. Bilingual Education and Deaf Power. For Progress, a Return to Deaf-Centered Education. The Politics of Deaf Education. After the Revolution -- pt. 7. Bio-Power Versus the Deaf Child. Oralism's Ultimate Recourse. Heroic Treatments in Historical Perspective. The Risks and Limitations of Childhood Cochlear Implants. What the FDA Did Wrong
Control code
24320721
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780679404620
Lccn
91031478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1445998
Label
The mask of benevolence : disabling the deaf community, Harlan Lane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Representations of Deaf People: The Infirmity and Cultural Models. A Different Center. Hearing Representations of Deaf People. The Infirmity and Cultural Models of Deaf People -- pt. 2. Representations of Deaf People: Colonialism, "Audism," and the "Psychology of the Deaf" The Colonization of African and Deaf Communities. The Paternalism Indictment. Audist "Psychology of the Deaf" -- pt. 3. Representations of Deaf People: Power, Politics, and the Dependency Duet. Representation and Power. The Role of the Oppressed -- pt. 4. Language Bigotry and Deaf Communities. The Oppression of American Sign Language. Language in Another Mode -- pt. 5. The Education of Deaf Children: Drowning in the Mainstream and the Sidestream. The Failure of Deaf Education. Deaf People Without a Deaf Community. The Parents' Ordeal -- pt. 6. Bilingual Education and Deaf Power. For Progress, a Return to Deaf-Centered Education. The Politics of Deaf Education. After the Revolution -- pt. 7. Bio-Power Versus the Deaf Child. Oralism's Ultimate Recourse. Heroic Treatments in Historical Perspective. The Risks and Limitations of Childhood Cochlear Implants. What the FDA Did Wrong
Control code
24320721
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780679404620
Lccn
91031478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1445998

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