Seeing Voices

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Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf
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Author Oliver Sacks
Country United States
Language English
Subject Deaf Studies, Sign Language
Publisher University of California Press (first U.S. edition)
Publication date
August 1989
Media type Print -- Hardcover (First Edition)
Pages 180 (first edition)
ISBN 0-520-06083-0
OCLC 19455916
305.9/08162 20
LC Class HV2370 .S23 1989
Preceded by The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1985)
Followed by An Anthropologist on Mars (1995)

Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf is a 1989 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks. The book covers a variety of topics in deaf studies, including sign language, the neurology of deafness, the history of the treatment of deaf Americans, and linguistic and social challenges facing the deaf community. It also contains an eyewitness account of the March 1988 Deaf President Now student protest at Gallaudet University, the only liberal arts college for deaf and hard of hearing in the world.[1] Seeing Voices was Sacks' fifth book.[2]

Reception[edit]

Critics of Seeing Voices agreed that the book is highly informative. Publishers Weekly described it as "extraordinarily moving and thought-provoking." While Debra Berlanstein of Library Journal characterized the book as insightful, she wrote that it seems more suited to a scholarly audience than some of Sacks' more popular books. On Amazon.com, Seeing Voices has a rating of 4.4 out of five stars, based upon twenty user reviews.[3]

Editions[edit]

This list only provides details for the most significant editions.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seeing Voices (official website). Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  2. ^ Books by Oliver Sacks (official website). Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  3. ^ Amazon.com listing. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  4. ^ 0-375-70407-8 Google Book Search. Retrieved 7 June 2009.

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