Dancing Without Music: Deafness in America

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Gallaudet University Press, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 302 pages
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More than a decade ago, Beryl Lieff Benderly wrote in Dancing Without Music about two burning issues of the Deaf community: oralism versus American Sign Language, and the rights of Deaf people. Now, her masterful book is available again. With scientific precision, Dancing Without Music investigates being deaf and its ramifications in society as well as the relationship between thought processes and language, whether spoken or not. The sage perspective it offers will engender fresh insights about matters changed and unchanged for Deaf persons today.
  

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I have to read this for my sign language class. It is possibly the most boring book EVER. Read full review

Contents

Who Are the Deaf?
9
What Is Hearing Loss?
24
Growing Up Deaf
39
Learning to Think
67
Deafness Come Lately
94
The Evidence
139
Talking to the Eyes
164
Learning to Speak
197
Community and Identity
218
Mainst reaming
240
We and TViet
256
Copyright

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DEAF IN AMERICA
Carol A. Padden
Limited preview - 1988
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About the author (1990)

Beryl Lieff Benderly is a prize-winning health and psychology writer who has written or coauthored six books for adults, and she regularly contributes to national magazines, newspapers, and websites. She lives with her family in Washington, DC.

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