Deaf in America

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Harvard University Press, Sep 1, 1990 - 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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User Review  - OpheliaAwakens - LibraryThing

This book is a good introduction to different issues with growing up Deaf. It goes deeper into the deaf experience than a lot of the books I've read. This book has lots of anecdotes which makes it a more personal read. Read full review

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User Review  - ovistine - LibraryThing

A perspective on Deaf people and their culture looking at things with Deaf culture as the norm rather than hearing culture as the norm. The only drawback to this book is that I've read many books like this, and most of them give more detail, more history, and are somewhat better-written. 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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