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ERIC Number: EJ776181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0302-1475
Crossing the Divide: Helen Keller and Yvonne Pitrois Dialogue on Diversity
Hartig, Rachel
Sign Language Studies, v7 n2 p177-185 Win 2007
How do those who are living with a difference most effectively cross the cultural divide and explain themselves to mainstream society? This is a central question raised by Yvonne Pitrois in her biography of Helen Keller, titled "Une nuit rayonnante: Helen Keller" [A Shining Night: Helen Keller]. Helen Keller responded to Pitrois' book in a fascinating letter. Although the author focuses primarily on these two texts, this article goes beyond these initial works and the conflict they reveal to indicate, albeit somewhat briefly, Keller's and Pitrois' respective views on living with disability and the personality and cultural differences that influenced their divergent opinions. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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