The Mask of Benevolence by Harlan Lane
Disabling the Deaf Community

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An indictment of the ways in which experts in the scientific, medical, and educational establishment purport to serve the deaf, describes how they, in fact, do them great harm.
 

About Harlan Lane

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Harlan Lane is recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and of the World Federation of the Deaf International Social Merit Award. He is the author of When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf, The Wild Boy of Aveyron, and Journey into the Deaf World. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
Published April 28, 1992 by Knopf. 310 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Lane (Psychology/Northeastern) follows up When the Mind Hears- -his 1984 history of the deaf--with an excoriating analysis of the oppression of the deaf in contemporary society.

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``Audism'' is the term that psychology professor Lane, who is not deaf, uses in this forceful indictment of what he calls ``the hearing establishment,'' which he portrays as a colonial power overseeing the needs of deaf subjects.

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``Audism'' is the term that Northeastern University psychology professor Lane, who is not deaf, uses in this forceful indictment of what he calls ``the hearing establishment,'' which he portrays as a

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