Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-22T18:50:09Z
dc.date.available2007-03-22T18:50:09Z
dc.date.issued2007-03-22T18:50:09Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/7132
dc.descriptionLecture given Thursday, November 30, 2006, in 6191 Helen C. White Hall at 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.en
dc.description.abstractRebecca Edwards examines the uneasy relationship the American Deaf community has had with assistive technology throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The medical community has viewed the development of devices to relieve deafness­from ear trumpets to hearing aids to cochlear implants­as a sign of progress, and most hearing people have agreed. Some Deaf people have viewed the same progression as a thinly veiled assault on Deaf culture, maintaining that deafness is a cultural condition in need of understanding, not a medical condition in need of alleviation. Edwards probes this nexus of technology, culture, and disability to shed light on both the history of the Deaf as a minority group and the future of disability studies.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCenter for the Humanities, A. W. Mellon Foundation, Bodies and the Production of Perversityen
dc.format.extent213151702 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/x-filemaker
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBodies and the Production of Perversityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnological Bodies Ien
dc.subjectMellon workshopen
dc.subjectbodiesen
dc.subjectlectureen
dc.subjectdeaf cultureen
dc.subjectbiomedical miracleen
dc.subjectcochlear implantsen
dc.subjecttechnologyen
dc.subjectdisabilityen
dc.subjectRebecca Edwardsen
dc.subjectCenter for the Humanitiesen
dc.title"The Death of Deaf Culture or a Biomedical Miracle? Cochlear Implants in Historical Perspective"en
dc.title.alternativeCenter for the Humanities' A. W. Mellon Workshop / Bodies and the Production of Perversityen
dc.typeRecording, oralen


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record