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Blindness ebook ISBN: 9780415927420
Publisher: Psychology Press
Author: Moshe Barasch
Number of Pages: 184 
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This is a remarkable study of how Western culture has represented blindness, especially in that most visual of arts, painting. Moshe Barasch draws upon not only the span of art history from antiquity to the eighteenth century but also the classical and biblical traditions that underpin so much of artistic representation: Blind Homer, the healing of the blind, blind musicians, blindness as punishment, blindness as a special mark. The book discusses blindness in antiquity, in the Early Christian world, in the Middle Ages, and in the Renaissance, with a final consideration of Diderot.


Blindness ebook ISBN:
Author: American Association of Workers for the Blind
Number of Pages: N.A 
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On Blindness

On Blindness ebook ISBN: 9780198235439
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: Bryan Magee,Visiting Professor at King's College and Honorary Fellow Bryan Magee,Martin Milligan
Number of Pages: 188 
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On Blindness opens the eyes of the sighted to the world as experience by the blind, offering a unique opportunity to explore the challenges, frustrations, joys - and extraordinary insights - experienced in the everyday business of discovering the world without sight. What difference doessight or its absence make to our ideas about the world?What begins as a philosophical exchange between the noted philosopher and broadcaster Bryan Magee and the late Martin Milligan, activist and philosopher blind almost from birth, develops into a personal and intense discussion of the implications of blindness. The debate is vigorous and oftenheated; sometimes contentious, it is always stimulating. In discussing the range of blind experience, from those born blind to those who became blind - including those who have to cope with the shock of gaining sight they had never before possessed - On Blindness argues strongly against the notionthat blindness is a simple experience.This extraordinary book casts new light on one of the most fundamental aspects of human experience. It will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in sight and blindness from a personal, practical or philosophical point of view. This dictionary is intended for anyone who enjoys food andwould like a handy, non-technical guide to the terms they encounter on food labels, in advertising or in the media. Its broad coverage of food and nutrition makes it invaluable for consumers, cooks, and a range of students and practitioners in the fields of catering, home economies, foodtechnology, and health care.

The Encyclopedia of Blindness and Vision Impairment

The Encyclopedia of Blindness and Vision Impairment ebook ISBN: 081606623X
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Author: Jill Sardegna,Susan Shelly,Scott Steidl
Number of Pages: 353 
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A comprehensive guide to causes of blindness, information on diseases and treatments available.

Toward an Aesthetics of Blindness

Toward an Aesthetics of Blindness ebook ISBN: 9780820486628
Publisher: Peter Lang
Author: David Feeney
Number of Pages: 331 
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Blindness has always fascinated those who can see. Although modern imaginative portrayals of the sightless experience are increasingly positive, the affirmative elements of these renderings are inevitably tempered and problematized by the visual predilections of the artists undertaking them. This book explores a variety of the (dis)continuities between depictions of the sightless experience of beauty by sighted artists and the lived aesthetic experiences of blind people. It does so by pressing a radical interdisciplinary reinterpretation of celebrated dramatic portrayals of blindness into service as a tool with which to probe the boundaries of the capacities of the sighted imagination while exploring the sensory detriment of our visually fixated notions of beauty. Works by J. M. Synge, W. B. Yeats, and Brian Friel are explored as a means of crafting a workable and innovative medium of theoretical and experiential exchange between the disciplines of literature, aesthetics, and disability studies. In addition to appraising previously unexamined aspects of the work of three of Ireland's most celebrated modern dramatists, this book considers the consequences for blind people of the exclusionary and prohibitive elements of traditional aesthetic theory and art education. The insights yielded will be of value to those with an interest in modern literature, differential aesthetics, visual culture, perception, and the experience of blindness.

Self-esteem and Adjusting with Blindness

Self-esteem and Adjusting with Blindness ebook ISBN: 0398075085
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Author: Dean W. Tuttle,Naomi R. Tuttle
Number of Pages: 305 
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This new and expanded Third Edition analyzes blindness within the context of two overlapping theoretical constructs: the development of self-esteem and the process of adjusting to social and/or physical trauma. The book is divided into four sections. The first section provides an overview of blindness and the essential background for subsequent discussions. Section II explores the general theoretical model for the development of self-esteem common to all persons and analyzes the impact that blindness imposes upon this model. Section III explores the process of coping with social and physical traumas or crises. Section IV is addressed primarily to members of the blind person�s support team and provides suggestions for creating a climate for optimum development. Factors that may influence the adjustment process, descriptions of external and internal sources of self-esteem, activities for stimulating affective growth, and guidelines for professionals who work with the blind are included. Personal impacts and psychosocial implications of blindness are discussed in-depth and illustrated with biographical and autobiographical statements by more than 50 blind men and women. This book will serve as an excellent review and refresher for experienced practitioners and administrators working in the field of blindness. Professionals in education, social work, vocational counseling, rehabilitation, recreation therapy, ophthalmology, and optometry will find this comprehensive resource to be an invaluable addition to their libraries.

Prevention of Blindness from Diabetes Mellitus

Prevention of Blindness from Diabetes Mellitus ebook ISBN: 924154712X
Publisher: World Health Organization
Author: World Health Organization
Number of Pages: 39 
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Diabetes mellitus is an important public health problem worldwide, and more than 75% of patients who have had diabetes mellitus for more than 20 years will have some sort of retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy correlates with the duration of diabetes; thus with increasing life expectancy, diabetic retinopathy and the ensuing blindness will tend to increase. In view of the increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus and diabetic retinopathy throughout most of the world, a consultation on prevention of blindness from diabetes mellitus was convened by the World Health Organization to review the current status of diabetic retinopathy care and to define approaches to screening, early detection and management in populations in different settings. This publication reports on the findings of the consultation and provides recommendations and guidelines for the prevention and care of blindness from diabetes mellitus.

Fighting Global Blindness

Fighting Global Blindness ebook ISBN: 9780875530673
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Author: Sanduk Ruit,Geoff Tabin,Charles C. Wykoff
Number of Pages: 186 
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Unoperated cataract is the cause of millions of cases of visual impairment and blindness in poor populations throughout both the developing and the developed world. This wonderfully written volume shares the experiences of a team of surgeons who have demonstrated how the surgical procedures can be simplified and made more efficient, accessible, and far less expensive. It is a step-by-step manual to solving the problem where adequate surgeons can be trained to follow suit. Subject matter ranges from ways to increase demand among those who need surgery to the organization of surgical services, responsibilities among different personnel, efficient layout of clinical facilities, and how to sustain services at the least cost to those who need it most. The basic lessons in this volume will remain pertinent for decades to come and provide a blueprint worthy of mass replication.

Coping with Blindness

Coping with Blindness ebook ISBN: 9780809321605
Publisher: SIU Press
Author: Alvin Roberts
Number of Pages: 110 
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Currently, 1.7 million Americans are either blind or are in the process of losing their vision. Sightless himself and a veteran of four decades of helping people cope with blindness as well as with the possibility of blindness, Alvin Roberts decided that telling stories drawn from the community of the blind and from his fellow rehabilitation workers was the best way to reassure others—especially the elderly, who are most at risk of becoming visually impaired—that "blindness need not be the end of active life, but rather the beginning of a life in which [people] will depend on their residual senses to continue full, active living." Through good stories well told, then, Roberts offers reassurance that competent help exists for the visually impaired. He chooses stories that demonstrate to those facing blindness that they, too, can learn to cope because others have done so. Yet that is only part of his message. Seeing humor as a great facilitator for successfully reentering mainstream society, Roberts also dispels the commonly held belief that blind people are a somber lot and that those who help them encounter little humor. Many of these stories are frankly funny, and blind people and those in the rehabilitation field certainly are not above practical jokes. Roberts’s personal experiences and conversations with colleagues have provided a wealth of incidents on which to base stories of rehabilitation workers with the blind going about their daily tasks. He paints a positive picture of what it is like to be blind, replacing fear, dread, and myth with reality.

Sight and Blindness in Luke-Acts

Sight and Blindness in Luke-Acts ebook ISBN: 9004165355
Publisher: BRILL
Author: Chad Hartsock
Number of Pages: 226 
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Reading Luke-Acts through the lens of Greco-Roman physiognomics, this is a study of the use of physical descriptions in characterization in the biblical texts. Specifically, this work studies blindness as characterization and, ultimately, as an interpretive guide to Luke-Acts.

Blindness and Children

Blindness and Children ebook ISBN: 9780521457194
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: David H. Warren
Number of Pages: 380 
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The book reviews and interprets the existing research about the development of children with visual impairments.


Blindness ebook ISBN: 1448180988
Publisher: Random House
Author: José Saramago
Number of Pages: 320 
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Saramago guides readers through an immersive experience of a terrifying predicament. A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An opthamologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read the textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the afflicted into a mental asylum where the wards are terrorised by blind thugs. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forth and the last links with a supposedly civilised society are snapped. No food, no water, no government, no obligation, no order. This is not anarchy, this is blindness.

"The Heathen in His Blindness"--

ISBN: 9789004099432
Publisher: BRILL
Author: S. N. Balagangadhara
Number of Pages: 563 
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This book provides novel analyses of religion, the Roman 'religio', the construction of 'religions' in India and the nature of cultural differences. It also shows how the dynamic of Christianity as a religion has brought forth the western culture.

Low Vision And Blindness

Low Vision And Blindness ebook ISBN: 075670202X
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Author: Tamara T. Sowell,Bruce B. Blasch
Number of Pages: 103 
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Presents new information & hopes to interest new research professionals in meeting the challenges faced by persons with a visual disability. Articles: outcome assessment of the rehabilitation of the visually impaired; characteristics of AMD patients with low vision receiving visual rehabilitation; visual factors & mobility in persons with age-related macular degeneration; a biomechanical evaluation of visually impaired persons' gait & long-cane mechanics; remote infrared signage evaluation for transit stations & intersections; & impact of digital miniaturization & networked topologies on access to next generation telecomm. by people with visual disabilities. Illustrations.

Blindness and Writing

Blindness and Writing ebook ISBN: 1107194210
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Heather Tilley
Number of Pages: 300 
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Heather Tilley examines the huge shifts that took place in the experience and conceptualisation of blindness during the nineteenth century. Considering the ways in which visually-impaired people used texts to shape their own identities, she argues that blindness was also a means by which writers reflected on crafting literary form.


Blindness ebook ISBN: 1446499367
Publisher: Random House
Author: Henry Green,Sebastian Yorke
Number of Pages: 528 
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Blindness is Henry Green's first novel. Begun when the author was still at school, it tells the story of a clever and artistic boy who, blinded in a senseless accident, turns to writing with powers extraordinarily heightened by his affliction. With a total lack of sentimentality Henry Green explores the youth's adaptation to his changed and darkened life. Blindness has been much referred to and much discussed by Green's admirers, but for many years has been impossible to obtain. Its reissue coincides with the increasing recognition of Green's stature as a major modern English novelist.

Inattentional Blindness

Inattentional Blindness ebook ISBN: 9780262133395
Publisher: MIT Press
Author: Arien Mack,Irvin Rock,Arien (Professor Mack, The New School for Social Research)
Number of Pages: 273 
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Arien Mack and Irvin Rock make the radical claim that there is no conscious perception of the visual world without attention to it. Many people believe that merely by opening their eyes, they see everything in their field of view; in fact, a line of psychological research has been taken as evidence of the existence of so-called preattentional perception. In Inattentional Blindness, Arien Mack and Irvin Rock make the radical claim that there is no such thing -- that there is no conscious perception of the visual world without attention to it. The authors present a narrative chronicle of their research. Thus, the reader follows the trail that led to the final conclusions, learning why initial hypotheses and explanations were discarded or revised, and how new questions arose along the way. The phenomenon of inattentional blindness has theoretical importance for cognitive psychologists studying perception, attention, and consciousness, as well as for philosophers and neuroscientists interested in the problem of consciousness.

The Mystery of the Eye and the Shadow of Blindness

The Mystery of the Eye and the Shadow of Blindness ebook ISBN: 9780802080936
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Author: Rod Michalko
Number of Pages: 179 
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Unravels the ways that blind persons come to understand and live their lives. It shows that blindness is a life worth living and that blind persons must grapple with the question of what kind of blind person they choose to be.

Blindness: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition

Blindness: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition ebook ISBN: 1464911908
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 23 
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