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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

E=mc2 chapter 8 Ideas without substance

Here is the chapter 8 "Ideas without substance".
It is very different to know something as an act of knowledge, or as a result of direct experience. For this reason, I use to tell to my trainees that mostly they do not have any direct idea of what it means what they are talking about.
They might have notions about disabilities, homelessness, been victims of abuses or social exclusion. They might have suggestions. They have prejudices, for sure. But they do not know what it really means. Differently, the people they work for, they don't only know, they own and acknowledge it.
Each time I hear someone pretending to know the truth on how a given condition is because of its study or for the time spent in a certain services, my eyebrows tend to raise. I tend to doubt on such positions, & I agree with Cristina Fallaràs
«…if you have never had the electricity or the water cut off – or both - then your idea of poverty is without substance … »
& Evelyn Glennie 
«… there is a common misconception that deaf people live in a world of silence. To understand the nature of deafness, first one has to understand the nature of hearing… most of us know very little about hearing, even though we do it all the time … »
Chapter 9 "The impact of silent rank onto people positions" will be available within a couple of days at most. As part of the entire working paper, this chapter is as well available in free download under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND (Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivative).


For this chapter there are two alternative postcards:










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