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Author Scott, Robert A., author

Title The Making of Blind Men
Edition First edition
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2017
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Contents Chapter INTRODUCTION -- chapter 1 THE SOCIALIZATION OF THE BLIND -- chapter 2 THE SOCIALIZATION OF THE BLIND IN PERSONAL INTERACTION -- chapter 3 WHO ARE THE BLIND? -- chapter 4 THE SELECTION OF CLIENTS FROM THE BLIND POPULATION -- chapter 5 THE SOCIALIZATION OF THE BLIND IN BLINDNESS AGENCIES -- chapter 6 DETERMINANTS OF A BLINDNESS AGENCY'S APPROACH TO REHABILITATION -- chapter 7 LIVING WITHOUT BLINDNESS AGENCIES -- chapter 8 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
Summary "The disability of blindness is a learned social role. The various attitudes and patterns of behavior that characterize people who are blind are not inherent in their condition but, rather, are acquired through ordinary processes of social learning. The Making of Blind Men is intended as a systematic and integrated overview of the blindness problem in America. Dr. Scott chronicles which aspects of this problem are being dealt with by organizations for the blind and the effectiveness of this intervention system. He details the potential consequences of blind people becoming clients of blindness agencies by pointing out that many of the attitudes, behavior patterns, and qualities of character that have been assumed to be given to blind people by their condition are, in fact, products of socialization. As the self-concepts of blind men are generated by the same processes of socialization that shape us all, Dr. Scott puts forth the challenge of reforming the organized intervention system by critically evaluating the validity of blindness workers' assumptions about blindness and the blind. It is felt that an enlightened work force can then render the socialization process of the blind into a rational and deliberate force for positive change."--Provided by publisher
Subject Blind -- Rehabilitation -- United States
Blind -- Services for -- United States -- Evaluation
Blind -- United States -- Psychology
Blindness -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Socialization.
Blind -- Psychology.
Blind -- Rehabilitation.
Blind -- Services for -- Evaluation.
Blindness -- Psychological aspects.
Socialization.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351479865
9781351479868