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The Resource The shape of sound : a memoir, Fiona Murphy

The shape of sound : a memoir, Fiona Murphy

Label
The shape of sound : a memoir
Title
The shape of sound
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fiona Murphy's memoir about being deaf is a revelation. Secrets are heavy, burdensome things. Imagine carrying a secret that if exposed could jeopardise your chances of securing a job and make you a social outcast. Fiona Murphy kept her deafness a secret for over twenty-five years. But then, desperate to hold onto a career she'd worked hard to pursue, she tried hearing aids. Shocked by how the world sounded, she vowed never to wear them again. After an accident to her hand, she discovered that sign language could change her life, and that Deaf culture could be part of her identity. Just as Fiona thought she was beginning to truly accept her body, she was diagnosed with a rare condition that causes the bones of the ears to harden. She was steadily losing her residual hearing. The news left her reeling. Blending memoir with observations on the healthcare industry, The Shape of Sound is a story about the corrosive power of secrets, stigma and shame, and how deaf experiences and disability are shaped by economics, social policy, medicine and societal expectations. This is the story of how Fiona learns to listen to her body. If you enjoy the writing of Bri Lee and Fiona Wright, this is a book for you
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10948445
Cataloging source
NJB
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Murphy, Fiona
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murphy, Fiona
  • Deaf
  • Deaf
  • Deaf culture
  • Deaf women
  • Essayists
  • Poets
  • Poets, Australian
  • People with disabilities
  • Sign language
  • Women with disabilities
  • Stigma (Social psychology)
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
The shape of sound : a memoir, Fiona Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068893527
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781922330512
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1243264689
Label
The shape of sound : a memoir, Fiona Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068893527
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781922330512
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1243264689

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