Sight Unseen: Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes by Ellyn KaschakSight Unseen: Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes by Ellyn Kaschak

Sight Unseen: Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes

byEllyn Kaschak

Hardcover | April 28, 2015

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Sight Unseen reveals the cultural and biological realities of race, gender, and sexual orientation from the perspective of the blind. Through ten case studies and dozens of interviews, Ellyn Kaschak taps directly into the phenomenology of race, gender, and sexual orientation among blind individuals, along with the everyday epistemology of vision. Kaschak's work reveals not only how the blind create systems of meaning out of cultural norms but also how cultural norms inform our conscious and unconscious interactions with others regardless of our physical ability to see.

Ellyn Kaschak is professor emerita of psychology at San Jose State University, as well as the editor of the journal Women and Therapy. Kaschak is one of the founders of the field of feminist psychology, which she has practiced and taught since 1972. Her many scholarly works, including the groundbreaking Engendered Lives: A New Psychol...
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Title:Sight Unseen: Gender and Race Through Blind EyesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pagesPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231172907

ISBN - 13:9780231172905

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments1. The Eye of the Beholder2. Blind Date3. The Color of Blindness4. Hiding in Plain Sight5. Looks Are Everything6. Three's Company7. Talking Black: The Color Code8. Double Blind: Abigail9. Double Blind: Gabrielle10. Blind Citizenship Classes: The Mirror Does Not Reflect11. Not Seeing Is Also BelievingFurther ReadingsWorks CitedIndex

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