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A World Without Words: The Social Construction of Children Born Deaf and Blind
by David Goode
During the Rubella Syndrome epidemic of the 1960s, many children were born deaf, blind, and mentally disabled. David Goode has devoted his life and career to understanding such people's world, a world without words, but not, the author confirms, one without communication. This book is the result of his studies of two children with congenital deaf-blindness and mental ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Temple University Press
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An excellent example of what ethnomethodological "hybrid studies of work" can do. Through his work with the deaf-blind children and their world without words, David also succeeds in making sense of ethnomethodology. Very sensitive and a little shocking. The meal scene, where the caretakers of a group of deaf-blind children torment them by insisting that they eat with forks (in order that they appear more "normal") is mind-blowing.