A journey into the deaf-world

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DawnSignPress, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 513 pages
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In this comprehensive and engrossing study, three distinguished scholars of Deaf culture—one hearing, one deaf, and one coda (child of deaf adults)—offer clear, penetrating insights into the existence and makeup of the deaf world, the community whose natural language—American Sign Language in the United States—is manual and visual. Bringing the latest social and cultural findings and theories into sharp focus, the authors take us on a fascinating journey to discover what deaf culture is; the benefits of signed language and deaf culture for deaf children and hearing people; how deaf children are now educated and how they could be; how deaf people integrate into the larger society; the nature of American Sign Language; how technology helps (and hurts) deaf people; what can be learned from deaf societies in other lands; the future of the deaf world. Combining thought-provoking intellectual perspectives with enlightening first-hand accounts of life in the deaf world, this landmark volume is vital for professionals working in fields involving deaf people and for those with an interest in deaf studies.

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User Review  - OpheliaAwakens - LibraryThing

This is a very comprehensive introduction to the Deaf World. I really liked it because it looked not only at the Deaf experience in the United States but also in countries around the world. It makes ... Read full review

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User Review  - mpita - Overstock.com

needed this for Deaf culture class in college. Its good information but dry reading.The shipping time was slow though. Read full review


Welcome to the DeafWorld
Families with Deaf Children
The Language of the DeafWorld

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