Genetics, Disability, and Deafness

Autor/a: VICKREY VAN CLEVE, John (ed.)
Año: 2004
Editorial: Washington: Gallaudet University Press, 2004
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 1-56368-307-5
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda


Drawn from the Genetics, Disability and Deafness Conference at Gallaudet University in 2003, this trenchant volume brings together 13 essays from science, history, and the humanities, history and the present, to show the many ways that disability, deafness, and the new genetics interact and what that interaction means for society. Pulitzer-prize-winning author Louis Menand begins this volume by expressing the position shared by most authors in this wide-ranging forum—the belief in the value of human diversity and skepticism of actions that could eliminate it through modification of the human genome. Nora Groce creates an interpretive framework for discussing the relationship between culture and disability.