DEAF IN AMERICA

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Harvard University Press, 1988 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 134 pages
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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.
  

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Review: Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture

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I was hesitant to read this book simply because it is 27 years old; so much has changed in the Deaf World in the last 5 years, how could this dusty classic affect my research today. I was pleasantly ... Read full review

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An incredibly interesting picture of American Deaf culture. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Learning to Be Deaf
12
Images of Being
26
A Different Center
39
Living in Others World
56
A Changing Consciousness
71
The Meaning of Sound
91
Historically Created Lives
110
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Tom Humphries is associate professor in the Department of Communication and the &a
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