The Deaf Community in America

Author: Melvia M. Nomeland
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488549
Format: PDF
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The deaf community in the West has endured radical changes in the past centuries. This work of history tracks the changes both in the education of and the social world of deaf people through the years. Topics include attitudes toward the deaf in Europe and America and the evolution of communication and language. Of particular interest is the way in which deafness has been increasingly humanized, rather than medicalized or pathologized, as it was in the past. Successful contributions to the deaf and non-deaf world by deaf individuals are also highlighted.

Introduction to American Deaf Culture

Author: Thomas K. Holcomb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199777543
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introduction to American Deaf Culture provides a fresh perspective on what it means to be Deaf in contemporary hearing society. The book offers an overview of Deaf art, literature, history, and humor, and touches on political, social and cultural themes.

A Lens on Deaf Identities

Author: Irene Leigh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195320662
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This title explores identity formation in deaf persons. It looks at the major influences on deaf identity, including the relatively recent formal recognition of a deaf culture, the different internalized models of disability and deafness, and the appearance of deaf identity theories in the psychological literature.

The Deaf History Reader

Author: John V. Van Cleve
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781563683596
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This volume presents an assembly of essays that together offer a remarkably vivid depiction of the varied Deaf experience in America.

Deaf Heritage

Author: Jack R. Gannon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781563685149
Format: PDF
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Now with a new preface, Jack R. Gannon's 17-chapter montage of artifacts and information that forms an utterly fascinating record from the early nineteenth century to the time of its original publication in 1981, the first story of the Deaf American experience from a Deaf perspective.

Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language

Author: Nora Ellen GROCE
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067450397X
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From the seventeenth century to the early years of the twentieth, the population of Martha’s Vineyard manifested an extremely high rate of profound hereditary deafness. In stark contrast to the experience of most deaf people in our own society, the Vineyarders who were born deaf were so thoroughly integrated into the daily life of the community that they were not seen—and did not see themselves—as handicapped or as a group apart. Deaf people were included in all aspects of life, such as town politics, jobs, church affairs, and social life. How was this possible? On the Vineyard, hearing and deaf islanders alike grew up speaking sign language. This unique sociolinguistic adaptation meant that the usual barriers to communication between the hearing and the deaf, which so isolate many deaf people today, did not exist.

Through Deaf Eyes

Author: Douglas C. Baynton
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN:
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Photographs and interviews document the history of deaf culture in the United States.

A journey into the deaf world

Author: Harlan L. Lane
Publisher: Dawnsign Press
ISBN:
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Looks at the world of the deaf in America and discusses deaf culture, the education of deaf children, useful technology, and the integration of deaf people into the society at large

Inside Deaf Culture

Author: Carol PADDEN
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674041755
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Inside Deaf Culture relates deaf people's search for a voice of their own, and their proud self-discovery and self-description as a flourishing culture. Padden and Humphries show how the nineteenth-century schools for the deaf, with their denigration of sign language and their insistence on oralist teaching, shaped the lives of deaf people for generations to come. They describe how deaf culture and art thrived in mid-twentieth century deaf clubs and deaf theatre, and profile controversial contemporary technologies." Cf. Publisher's description.