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A World Without Words: The Social Construction of Children Born Deaf and Blind

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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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Cynde Moya
Jul 31, 2011 Cynde Moya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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It's a sociological study. Interesting thoughts on the subject matter and research in and of itself.
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