Introduction to American Deaf Culture Book
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Introduction to American Deaf Culture


  • Author : Thomas K. Holcomb
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199777549

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Introduction to American Deaf Culture Excerpt :

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.

Introduction to American Deaf Culture Book

Introduction to American Deaf Culture


  • Author : Thomas K. Holcomb
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190240851

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Introduction to American Deaf Culture Excerpt :

Introduction to American Deaf Culture is the only comprehensive textbook that provides a broad, yet in-depth, exploration of how Deaf people are best understood from a cultural perspective, with coverage of topics such as how culture is defined, how the concept of culture can be applied to the Deaf experience, and how Deaf culture has evolved over the years. Among the issues included are an analysis of various segments of the Deaf community, Deaf cultural norms, the tension between the Deaf and disabled communities, Deaf art and literature (both written English and ASL forms), the solutions being offered by the Deaf community for effective living as Deaf individuals, and an analysis of the universality of the Deaf experience, including the enculturation process that many Deaf people undergo as they develop healthy identities. As a member of a multigenerational Deaf family with a lifetime of experience living bi-culturally among Deaf and hearing people, author Thomas K. Holcomb enhances the text with engaging stories interwoven throughout. In addition to being used in college-level courses, this book can also help parents and educators of Deaf children understand the world of Deaf culture. It offers a beautiful introduction to the ways Deaf people effectively manage their lives in a world full of people who can hear.

Deaf Culture Book

Deaf Culture


  • Author : Irene W. Leigh
  • Publisher : Plural Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635501803

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Deaf Culture Excerpt :

A contemporary and vibrant Deaf culture is found within Deaf communities, including Deaf Persons of Color and those who are DeafDisabled and DeafBlind. Taking a more people-centered view, the second edition of Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States critically examines how Deaf culture fits into education, psychology, cultural studies, technology, and the arts. With the acknowledgment of signed languages all over the world as bona fide languages, the perception of Deaf people has evolved into the recognition and acceptance of a vibrant Deaf culture centered around the use of signed languages and the communities of Deaf peoples. Written by Deaf and hearing authors with extensive teaching experience and immersion in Deaf cultures and signed languages, Deaf Culture fills a niche as an introductory textbook that is more inclusive, accessible, and straightforward for those beginning their studies of the Deaf-World. New to the Second Edition: *A new co-author, Topher González Ávila, MA *Two new chapters! Chapter 7 “Deaf Communities Within the Deaf Community” highlights the complex variations within this community Chapter 10 “Deaf People and the Legal System: Education, Employment, and Criminal Justice” underscores linguistic and access rights *The remaining chapters have been significantly updated to reflect current trends and new information, such as: Advances in technology created by Deaf people that influence and enhance their lives within various national and international societies Greater emphasis on different perspectives within Deaf culture Information about legal issues and recent political action by Deaf people New information on how Deaf people are making breakthroughs in the entertainment industry Addition of new vignettes, examples, pictures, and perspectives to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching Introduction of theories explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner to ensure understan

Deaf in America Book
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Deaf in America


  • Author : Carol A. Padden
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674283176

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Deaf in America Excerpt :

Written by authors who are themselves Deaf, this unique book illuminates the life and culture of Deaf people from the inside, through their everyday talk, their shared myths, their art and performances, and the lessons they teach one another. Padden and Humphries employ the capitalized "Deaf" to refer to deaf people who share a natural language--American Sign Language (ASL)--and a complex culture, historically created and actively transmitted across generations.

Inside Deaf Culture Book

Inside Deaf Culture


  • Author : Carol PADDEN
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674041752

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Inside Deaf Culture Excerpt :

"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.

A Place of Their Own Book

A Place of Their Own


  • Author : John V. Van Cleve
  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0930323491

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A Place of Their Own Excerpt :

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

Deaf Culture Our Way Book
Score: 5
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Deaf Culture Our Way


  • Author : Roy K. Holcomb
  • Publisher : Dawn Sign Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004113548

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Deaf Culture Our Way Excerpt :

This assortment of memorable stories enhances an understanding of how loss of hearing affects the individual.

Open Your Eyes Book

Open Your Eyes


  • Author : H-Dirksen L. Bauman
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452913414

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Open Your Eyes Excerpt :

This groundbreaking volume introduces readers to the key concepts and debates in deaf studies, offering perspectives on the relevance and richness of deaf ways of being in the world. In Open Your Eyes, leading and emerging scholars, the majority of whom are deaf, consider physical and cultural boundaries of deaf places and probe the complex intersections of deaf identities with gender, sexuality, disability, family, and race. Together, they explore the role of sensory perception in constructing community, redefine literacy in light of signed languages, and delve into the profound medical, social, and political dimensions of the disability label often assigned to deafness. Moving beyond proving the existence of deaf culture, Open Your Eyes shows how the culture contributes vital insights on issues of identity, language, and power, and, ultimately, challenges our culture’s obsession with normalcy. Contributors: Benjamin Bahan, Gallaudet U; Douglas C. Baynton, U of Iowa; Frank Bechter, U of Chicago; MJ Bienvenu, Gallaudet U; Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Ohio State U; Lennard J. Davis, U of Illinois, Chicago; Lindsay Dunn, Gallaudet U; Lawrence Fleischer, California State U, Northridge; Genie Gertz, California State U, Northridge; Hilde Haualand, FAFO Institute; Robert Hoffmeister, Boston U; Tom Humphries, U of California, San Diego; Arlene Blumenthal Kelly, Gallaudet U; Marlon Kuntze, U of California, Berkeley; Paddy Ladd, U of Bristol; Harlan Lane, Northeastern U; Joseph J. Murray, U of Iowa; Carol Padden, U of California, San Diego.

The Deaf Way Book
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The Deaf Way


  • Author : Bruce N. Snider
  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 907
  • ISBN 10 : 1563680262

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The Deaf Way Excerpt :

Selected papers from the conference held in Washington DC, July 9-14, 1989.

Understanding Deaf Culture Book
Score: 5
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Understanding Deaf Culture


  • Author : Dr. Paddy Ladd
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2003-02-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847696892

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Understanding Deaf Culture Excerpt :

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.

Cultural and Language Diversity and the Deaf Experience Book

Cultural and Language Diversity and the Deaf Experience


  • Author : Ila Parasnis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-08-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 0521645654

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Cultural and Language Diversity and the Deaf Experience Excerpt :

This edited book presents an detailed analysis of the experience of deaf people as a bilingual-bicultural minority group in America. An overview of mainstream research on bilingualism and biculturalism is followed by specific research and conceptual analyses which examine the impact of cultural and language diversity on the experiences of deaf people. The book ends with poignant personal reflections from deaf community members. The contributors include prominent deaf and hearing experts in bilingualism, ASL and Deaf culture, and deaf education.

Forbidden Signs Book

Forbidden Signs


  • Author : Douglas C. Baynton
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1996-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226039640

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Forbidden Signs Excerpt :

Forbidden Signs explores American culture from the mid-nineteenth century to 1920 through the lens of one striking episode: the campaign led by Alexander Graham Bell and other prominent Americans to suppress the use of sign language among deaf people. The ensuing debate over sign language invoked such fundamental questions as what distinguished Americans from non-Americans, civilized people from "savages," humans from animals, men from women, the natural from the unnatural, and the normal from the abnormal. An advocate of the return to sign language, Baynton found that although the grounds of the debate have shifted, educators still base decisions on many of the same metaphors and images that led to the misguided efforts to eradicate sign language. "Baynton's brilliant and detailed history, Forbidden Signs, reminds us that debates over the use of dialects or languages are really the linguistic tip of a mostly submerged argument about power, social control, nationalism, who has the right to speak and who has the right to control modes of speech."—Lennard J. Davis, The Nation "Forbidden Signs is replete with good things."—Hugh Kenner, New York Times Book Review

Deaf Eyes on Interpreting Book

Deaf Eyes on Interpreting


  • Author : Thomas K Holcomb
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-01-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1944838554

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Deaf Eyes on Interpreting Excerpt :

This text brings Deaf people to the forefront of the discussions about what constitutes quality interpreting services, revealing multiple strategies that will improve an interpreter's performance and enhance access for Deaf consumers.

Never the Twain Shall Meet Book

Never the Twain Shall Meet


  • Author : Richard Winefield
  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN 10 : 1563680564

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Never the Twain Shall Meet Excerpt :

Throughout the last two centuries, a controversial question has plagued the field of education of the deaf: should sign language be used to communicate with and instruct deaf children? Never the Twain Shall Meet focuses on the debate over this question, especially as it was waged in the nineteenth century, when it was at its highest pitch and the battle lines were clearly drawn. In addition to exploring Alexander Graham Bell's and Edward Miner Gallaudet's familial and educational backgrounds, Never the Twain Shall Meet looks at how their views of society affected their philosophies of education and how their work continues to influence the education of deaf students today.

Deaf World Book

Deaf World


  • Author : Lois Bragg
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2001-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814798539

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Deaf World Excerpt :

Argues that deaf Americans consider English secondary to American Sign Language, and have hence developed their own culture of behavior, values, beliefs, and expression within mainstream culture.