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The Resource Sight unseen, Georgina Kleege

Sight unseen, Georgina Kleege

Label
Sight unseen
Title
Sight unseen
Statement of responsibility
Georgina Kleege
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers an unexpected and unprecedented account of blindness and sight. Legally blind since the age of eleven, Georgina Kleege draws on her experiences to offer a detailed testimony of visual impairment - both her own view of the world and the world's view of the blind." "Kleege describes the negative social status of the blind, analyzes stereotypes of the blind that have been perpetuated by movies, and discusses how blindness has been portrayed in literature. She vividly conveys the visual experience of someone with severely impaired sight and explains what she can see and what she cannot (and how her inability to achieve eye contact - in a society that prizes that form of connection - has affected her). Finally she tells of the various ways she reads, and the freedom she felt when she stopped concealing her blindness and acquired skills, such as reading braille, as part of a new, blind identity. Without sentimentality or cliches, Kleege offers us the opportunity to imagine life without sight."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kleege, Georgina
Dewey number
362.4/1
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HV1593
LC item number
.K528 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blind
  • People with visual disabilities
  • Blindness
  • Blindness
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Blind
  • Blindness
  • Blindness
  • People with visual disabilities
  • Blindheit
  • Psychosoziale Belastung
  • Blindheid
  • Psychologische aspecten
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • Waarneming
  • Social Welfare & Social Work
  • Social Sciences
  • Disabilities
  • BLIND
  • Blind
  • Physically handicapped
Label
Sight unseen, Georgina Kleege
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-233)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. i. Blindness and Culture -- 1. Call It Blindness -- 2. Blind Nightmares -- 3. In Oedipus' Shadow -- pt. ii. Blind Phenomenology -- 4. The Mind's Eye -- 5. Here's Looking at You -- 6. A Portrait of the Artist by His Blind Daughter -- pt. iii. Blind Reading: Voice, Texture, Identity -- 7. Voices in My Head -- 8. Up Close, In Touch
Control code
48139595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585372006
Lccn
98038773
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48139595
Label
Sight unseen, Georgina Kleege
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-233)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. i. Blindness and Culture -- 1. Call It Blindness -- 2. Blind Nightmares -- 3. In Oedipus' Shadow -- pt. ii. Blind Phenomenology -- 4. The Mind's Eye -- 5. Here's Looking at You -- 6. A Portrait of the Artist by His Blind Daughter -- pt. iii. Blind Reading: Voice, Texture, Identity -- 7. Voices in My Head -- 8. Up Close, In Touch
Control code
48139595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585372006
Lccn
98038773
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48139595

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