Outsiders in a hearing world: a sociology of deafness

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Sage Publications, 1980 - Medical - 205 pages
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The deaf are outsiders in a world largely created and controlled by those who hear. Based on intensive interviewing, observation, and the personal experience of the author (whose parents are deaf), Outsiders in a Hearing World examines the lives of deaf people within a social and historical context. It examines the communities created by deaf people and the identities of their members, and describes and analyzes the everyday interactions between the deaf and the hearing. Drawing on the works concerning other outsiders, this book not only increases our understanding of deafness and the deaf, but of outsiders in general.

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Contents

Foreword by Robert A Scott
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Outsiders in a Hearing World
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The Deaf Community
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PAUL C. HIGGINS is Sociology Professor at the University of South Carolina at Columbia.

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