Mask of Benevolence Disabling the Deaf Community

ISBN-10: 1581210094

ISBN-13: 9781581210095

Edition: 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Harlan Lane

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: DawnSignPress
Publication date: 3/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Harlan Lane was born in Brooklyn on August 19, 1936. After receiving both a B.A. and an M.A. from Columbia University in 1958, he went on to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1960 and, later, a second doctoral degree from the Sorbonne in 1973. Lane began his teaching career as a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While there, he also founded and directed the Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior. From 1969 to 1973, Lane taught linguistics at the Sorbonne in Paris, while completing his doctoral degree there. Upon returning to the United States, he taught for a year at the University of California, San Diego, and then moved to Northeastern University, in Boston, where he is a professor of psychology. He has also served as the department's chair and founded the Center for Research in Hearing, Speech, and Language. Lane has written several books about deafness. He received Harvard's Thomas J. Wilson Award for The Wild Boy of Aveyron: A History of the Education of Retarded, Deaf and Hearing Children. Another book, When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf, received the Book Award from the President's Commission on the Handicapped in 1986. Lane was also the recipient of distinguished service awards from both the Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf and the National Association of the Deaf in 1987. Other titles include The Mask of Benevolence: Disabling the Deaf Community and A Journey into the Deaf World.

Preface
Acknowledgments
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
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"
Representations of Deaf People: Power, Politics, and the Dependency Duet
Representation and Power
The Role of the Oppressed
Language Bigotry and Deaf Communities
The Oppression of American Sign Language
Language in Another Mode
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
Bilingual Education and Deaf Power
For Progress, a Return to Deaf-Centered Education
The Politics of Deaf Education
After the Revolution
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
Notes
Index
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