The Making of Blind Men Book

The Making of Blind Men

  • Author : Robert A. Scott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351479851
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

The Making of Blind Men Summary:

The disability of blindness is a learned social role. The various attitudes and patterns of behavior that characterize people who are blind are not inherent in their condition but, rather, are acquired through ordinary processes of social learning. The Making of Blind Men is intended as a systematic and integrated overview of the blindness problem in America. Dr. Scott chronicles which aspects of this problem are being dealt with by organizations for the blind and the effectiveness of this intervention system. He details the potential consequences of blind people becoming clients of blindness agencies by pointing out that many of the attitudes, behavior patterns, and qualities of character that have been assumed to be given to blind people by their condition are, in fact, products of socialization. As the self-concepts of blind men are generated by the same processes of socialization that shape us all, Dr. Scott puts forth the challenge of reforming the organized intervention system by critically evaluating the validity of blindness workers' assumptions about blindness and the blind. It is felt that an enlightened work force can then render the socialization process of the blind into a rational and deliberate force for positive change.

Handbook of Disability Studies Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Handbook of Disability Studies

  • Author : Gary L. Albrecht
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 868
  • ISBN 10 : 076192874X
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb

Handbook of Disability Studies Summary:

This path-breaking international handbook of disability studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. To provide insight and perspective, the volume is divided into three sections: The shaping of disability studies as a field; experiencing disability; and, disability in context. Each section, written by world class figures, consists of original chapters designed to map the field and explore the key conceptual, theoretical, methodological, practice and policy issues that constitute the field. Each chapter provides a critical review of an area, positions and literature and an agenda for future research and practice. The handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability studies. The book will be of interest to disabled people, scholars, policy makers and activists alike. The book aims to define the existing field, stimulate future debate, encourage respectful discourse between different interest groups and move the field a step forward.

Blind Men and Elephants Book

Blind Men and Elephants

  • Author : Arthur Asa Berger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-28
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351293709
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb

Blind Men and Elephants Summary:

In Blind Men and Elephants, Arthur Asa Berger uses case histories to show how scholars from different disciplines and scholarly domains have tried to describe and understand humor. He reveals not only the many approaches that are available to study humor, but also the many perspectives toward humor that characterize each discipline. Each case history sheds light on a particular aspect of humor, making the combination of approaches of considerable value in the study of social research. Among the various disciplines that Berger discusses in relation to humor are: communication theory, philosophy, semiotics, literary analysis, sociology, political science, and psychology. Berger deals with these particular disciplines and perspectives because they tend to be most commonly found in the scholarly literature about humor as well as being those that have the most to offer. Blind Men and Elephants covers a wide range of humor, from simple jokes to the uses of literary devices in films. Berger observes how humor often employs considerable ridicule directed at diverse groups of people: women, men, animals, politicians, African Americans, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, gay people, straight people, and so forth. The book also explains the risk factor in ridicule as a humorous device. Blind Men and Elephants depicts how one entity or one situation can be viewed in as many different ways as the number of people studying it. Berger also shows how those multiple perspectives, the Rashomon Effect, can be used together to create a clearer understanding of humor. Blind Men and Elephants is a valuable companion to Berger's recent effort about humor, An Anatomy of Humor, and will be enjoyed by communication and information studies scholars, sociologists, literary studies specialists, philosophers, and psychologists.

Blind Man s Bluff  A Memoir Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Blind Man s Bluff A Memoir

  • Author : James Tate Hill
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393867183
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 9,8 Mb

Blind Man s Bluff A Memoir Summary:

A writer’s humorous and often-heartbreaking tale of losing his sight—and how he hid it from the world. At age sixteen, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. When high-school friends stopped calling and a disability counselor advised him to aim for C’s in his classes, he tried to escape the stigma by pretending he could still see. In this unfailingly candid yet humorous memoir, Hill discloses the tricks he employed to pass for sighted, from displaying shelves of paperbacks he read on tape to arriving early on first dates so women would have to find him. He risked his life every time he crossed a street, doing his best to listen for approaching cars. A good memory and pop culture obsessions like Tom Cruise, Prince, and all things 1980s allowed him to steer conversations toward common experiences. For fifteen years, Hill hid his blindness from friends, colleagues, and lovers, even convincing himself that if he stared long enough, his blurry peripheral vision would bring the world into focus. At thirty, faced with a stalled writing career, a crumbling marriage, and a growing fear of leaving his apartment, he began to wonder if there was a better way.

The Blind Men and the Elephant Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Blind Men and the Elephant

  • Author : Karen Backstein
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-10-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 1484403126
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb

The Blind Men and the Elephant Summary:

This is a retelling of the fable about six blind men who each get a limited understanding of what an elephant is by feeling only one part of it.

The Blind Man of Seville Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Blind Man of Seville

  • Author : Robert Wilson
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2004-01-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547537580
  • Total Read : 68
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb

The Blind Man of Seville Summary:

A Spanish detective investigates a series of grisly killings in a crime thriller that maintains “an almost unbearable pitch of excitement” (Booklist). Called to a gruesome crime scene, Inspector Javier Falcón is shocked and sickened by what he finds there. Strewn like flower petals on the victim’s shirt are the man’s own eyelids, evidence of a heinous crime with no obvious motive. When the investigation leads Falcón to read his late father’s journals, he discovers a disturbing and sordid past. Meanwhile, more victims are falling. While he struggles to solve the case, he comes across a missing section of his father’s journal—and becomes the murderer’s next intended victim. Combining suspenseful storytelling with a thoughtful exploration of the human psyche, The Blind Man of Seville is a terrifying and “consistently stunning” police procedural from the Gold Dagger Award–winning author of A Small Death in Lisbon (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

The Blind Man of Hoy Book

The Blind Man of Hoy

  • Author : Red Szell
  • Publisher : Sandstone Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-04-16
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781910124239
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb

The Blind Man of Hoy Summary:

From the moment I watched a documentary of Chris Bonington and Tom Patey climb the perpendicular flanks of the Old Man of Hoy I knew that my life would not be complete until I had followed in their footholds. That was in 1983 when I was thirteen. Within months I was tackling my first crags and dreaming of standing atop Europe's tallest sea stack with the Atlantic pounding 450 feet below. Those dreams went dark at nineteen when I learned I was going blind. I hung up my harness for twenty years and tried to ignore the twinge of desire I felt every time The Old Man appeared on TV.' Middle aged, by now a family man, crime novelist and occasional radio personality, Red Szell's life nonetheless felt incomplete. He was still climbing, but only indoors until he shared his old, unforgotten, dream with his buddies, Matthew and Andres, and it became obvious that an attempt had to be made. With the help of mountain guides Martin Moran and Nick Carter, and adventure cameraman Keith Partridge, supported by family and an ever growing following, Red set out to confront the Orcadian giant.

The Unseen Minority Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Unseen Minority

  • Author : Frances A. Koestler
  • Publisher : American Foundation for the Blind
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 678
  • ISBN 10 : 0891288961
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb

The Unseen Minority Summary:

The definitive history of the societal forces affecting blind people in the United States and the professions that evolved to provide services to people who are visually impaired, The Unseen Minority was originally commissioned to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the American Foundation for the Blind in 1971. Updated with a new foreword outlining the critical issues that have arisen since the original publication and with time lines presenting the landmark events in the legislative arena, low vision, education, and orientation and mobility, this classic work has never been more relevant.