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

By Simon Hayhoe

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

Topics: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:29528
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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