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God, money, and politics: English attitudes to blindness and touch, from the Enlightenment to integration

Hayhoe, Simon (2008) God, money, and politics: English attitudes to blindness and touch, from the Enlightenment to integration. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, USA. ISBN 9781593119140

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Abstract

Our book examines the role of three factors, God, Money, and Politics, in the epistemological theory of blindness, (the theory of the construction of knowledge on blindness and touch by social and cultural change). This book also illustrates this development has, in the main, been motivated by an attempt to assert or gain power and why the study of blindness in conventional academic subjects such as psychology, history and sociology is so important. We do this by presenting the main theories of disability and blindness that have informed the writing of this book, and a frame of reference for the historical story. Which places the book in the broad context of theories of disability and blindness, within an academic and symbolic context of physical impairment and the social mythologies that accompany such understanding.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.infoagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2008 Information Age Publishing Inc.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2010 11:54
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29528/

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