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Deaf In America

Author : Carol A. Padden
ISBN : 0674194241
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Refusing to accept the limitations others have placed on the deaf, the authors--themselves deaf--argue for a deaf culture, one united by and expressed through the American Sign Language
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Inside Deaf Culture

Author : Carol PADDEN
ISBN : 9780674041752
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 59.83 MB
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Train Go Sorry

Author : Leah Cohen
ISBN : 9780547524115
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 90.77 MB
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"Train go sorry" is the American Sign Language expression for "missing the boat." Indeed, missed connections characterize many interactions between the deaf and hearing worlds, including the failure to recognize that deaf people are members of a unique culture. In this intimate chronicle of Lexington School for the Deaf, Leah Hager Cohen brings this extraordinary culture to life and captures a pivotal moment in deaf history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Learning American Sign Language

Author : Tom L. Humphries
ISBN : 0205275532
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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72 dialogues are presented to demonstrate the various conversations with are presented in text form in the accompanying book.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Place Of Their Own

Author : John V. Van Cleve
ISBN : 0930323491
Genre : Education
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Emphasizing the sense of community that deafness fosters, rather than its less positive aspects, this text focuses on the development of the American deaf community during the nineteenth century
Category: Education

Understanding Deaf Culture

Author : Dr. Paddy Ladd
ISBN : 9781847696892
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book presents a ‘Traveller’s Guide’ to Deaf Culture, starting from the premise that Deaf cultures have an important contribution to make to other academic disciplines, and human lives in general. Within and outside Deaf communities, there is a need for an account of the new concept of Deaf culture, which enables readers to assess its place alongside work on other minority cultures and multilingual discourses. The book aims to assess the concepts of culture, on their own terms and in their many guises and to apply these to Deaf communities. The author illustrates the pitfalls which have been created for those communities by the medical concept of ‘deafness’ and contrasts this with his new concept of “Deafhood”, a process by which every Deaf child, family and adult implicitly explains their existence in the world to themselves and each other.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Seeing Voices

Author : Oliver W. Sacks
ISBN : 0520060830
Genre : Social Science
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A neurologist investigates the world of the deaf, examining their past and present treatment at the hands of society, and assesses the value and significance of sign language.
Category: Social Science

When The Mind Hears

Author : Harlan Lane
ISBN : 9780307874719
Genre : Social Science
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The authoritative statement on the deaf, their education, and their struggle against prejudice. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Introduction To American Deaf Culture

Author : Thomas K. Holcomb
ISBN : 9780199777549
Genre : Medical
File Size : 72.75 MB
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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.
Category: Medical

Mother Father Deaf

Author : Paul Preston
ISBN : 0674587480
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Mother father deaf" is the phrase commonly used within the Deaf community to refer to hearing children of deaf parents. These children grow up between two cultures, the Hearing and the Deaf, forever balancing the worlds of sound and silence. Paul Preston, one of these children, takes us to the place where Deaf and Hearing cultures meet, where families like his own embody the conflicts and resolutions of two often opposing world views. Based on 150 interviews with adult hearing children of deaf parents throughout the United States, Mother Father Deaf examines the process of assimilation and cultural affiliation among a population whose lives incorporate the paradox of being culturally "Deaf" yet functionally hearing. It is rich in anecdote and analysis, remarkable for its insights into a family life normally closed to outsiders.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines