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Venture Press

Deafness and the Hearing

Jennifer Harris / 978-1-86178-016-8 / Paperback (1997)

Deafness and the Hearing


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'Deafness and the Hearing' invites a radical change in the majority views on deafness. The author spent four years studying an organisation of deaf people in the UK and analysing the reactions of the hearing majority. The results were dramatic; descriptions of stigmatisation, oppressive practices and prejudicial attitudes emerged. The message of this book is that it is not deafness itself which determines social exclusion but entrenched prejudicial attitudes of 'the Hearing'. This is an important book which makes recommendations for good practice. The text is accessible to all but is particularly recommended to students of social work and deaf studies courses, professionals and practitioners in health and social welfare fields.