The Two-In-One

Temple University Press,U.S.
  • erschienen am 20. Dezember 1998
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-56639-649-3 (ISBN)
When the author's sight finally became so limited that he no longer felt safe on busy city streets or traveling alone, he began a search for a guide. This title is his account of how his search ended with Smokie, a guide dog, and a dramatically different sense of blindness.
  • Englisch
  • Philadelphia PA
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 141 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 290 gr
978-1-56639-649-3 (9781566396493)
1566396492 (1566396492)
Rod Michalko is Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, St. Francis Xavier University.
Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Search for a Guide 3. Is That One of Those Blind Dogs? 4. The Grace of Teaching 5. The Power of Reputation 6. Feel Free to Ask 7. The Two-in-One Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index
"The Two in One offers a fresh look at disability in western culture by reconsidering our traditional views about the human-animal bond. Along the way, Rod Michalko shows us how both he and guide dog Smokie learn to scan the far horizon." --Stephen Kuusisto, author of Planet of the Blind "This is a moving phenomenology of blindness, a provocative deconstruction of the culture/nature dichotomy, a telling analysis of the everyday construction of identity, and a compelling argument for the special 'insight' of marginality of various kinds." --Spencer E. Cahill, University of South Florida "Michalko, a sociologist, has written an insightful memoir of how, with the aid of his guide dog, Smokie, he came to fully inhabit his blindness. ...Michalko presents himself on many levels: the scientist considering the meanings of social behavior toward disability; the attentive pet-caretaker describing guide dog training and funny incidents that occur during his walks with Smokie; and finally, a down-to-earth intellectual who begins to forget--after decades of near-sightlessness--that he has a disability. He writes movingly about how, through his relationship with Smokie, he came to view blindness not just as a lack of sight but as something in itself, a condition with its own properties. In so doing, he invites us to rethink the very nature of disability." --Publishers Weekly

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