Introduction To American Deaf Culture

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Author by Thomas K. Holcomb
Genre : Medical
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199777549
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 388
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Introduction to American Deaf Culture provides a fresh perspective on what it means to be Deaf in contemporary hearing society. The book offers an overview of Deaf art, literature, history, and humor, and touches on political, social and cultural themes.


Introduction To American Deaf Culture

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Author by Thomas K. Holcomb
Genre : Psychology
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780190240851
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 386
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Introduction to American Deaf Culture is the only comprehensive textbook that provides a broad, yet in-depth, exploration of how Deaf people are best understood from a cultural perspective, with coverage of topics such as how culture is defined, how the concept of culture can be applied to the Deaf experience, and how Deaf culture has evolved over the years. Among the issues included are an analysis of various segments of the Deaf community, Deaf cultural norms, the tension between the Deaf and disabled communities, Deaf art and literature (both written English and ASL forms), the solutions being offered by the Deaf community for effective living as Deaf individuals, and an analysis of the universality of the Deaf experience, including the enculturation process that many Deaf people undergo as they develop healthy identities. As a member of a multigenerational Deaf family with a lifetime of experience living bi-culturally among Deaf and hearing people, author Thomas K. Holcomb enhances the text with engaging stories interwoven throughout. In addition to being used in college-level courses, this book can also help parents and educators of Deaf children understand the world of Deaf culture. It offers a beautiful introduction to the ways Deaf people effectively manage their lives in a world full of people who can hear.


Deaf Culture

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Author by Irene W. Leigh
Genre : Medical
Editor : Plural Publishing
ISBN : 9781635501803
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 384
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A contemporary and vibrant Deaf culture is found within Deaf communities, including Deaf Persons of Color and those who are DeafDisabled and DeafBlind. Taking a more people-centered view, the second edition of Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States critically examines how Deaf culture fits into education, psychology, cultural studies, technology, and the arts. With the acknowledgment of signed languages all over the world as bona fide languages, the perception of Deaf people has evolved into the recognition and acceptance of a vibrant Deaf culture centered around the use of signed languages and the communities of Deaf peoples. Written by Deaf and hearing authors with extensive teaching experience and immersion in Deaf cultures and signed languages, Deaf Culture fills a niche as an introductory textbook that is more inclusive, accessible, and straightforward for those beginning their studies of the Deaf-World. New to the Second Edition: *A new co-author, Topher González Ávila, MA *Two new chapters! Chapter 7 “Deaf Communities Within the Deaf Community” highlights the complex variations within this community Chapter 10 “Deaf People and the Legal System: Education, Employment, and Criminal Justice” underscores linguistic and access rights *The remaining chapters have been significantly updated to reflect current trends and new information, such as: Advances in technology created by Deaf people that influence and enhance their lives within various national and international societies Greater emphasis on different perspectives within Deaf culture Information about legal issues and recent political action by Deaf people New information on how Deaf people are making breakthroughs in the entertainment industry Addition of new vignettes, examples, pictures, and perspectives to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching Introduction of theories explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner to ensure understanding An updated introduction to potential opportunities for professional and informal involvement in ASL/Deaf culture with children, youth, and adults Key Features: *Strong focus on including different communities within Deaf cultures *Thought-provoking questions, illustrative vignettes, and examples *Theories introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner


Deaf Culture Our Way

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Author by Roy K. Holcomb
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Dawn Sign Press
ISBN : UVA:X004113548
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 140
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This assortment of memorable stories enhances an understanding of how loss of hearing affects the individual.


Deaf In America

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Author by Carol A. Padden
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Harvard University Press
ISBN : 9780674283176
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 144
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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.


Signs Of Resistance

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Author by Susan Burch
Genre : History
Editor : NYU Press
ISBN : 9780814798942
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 241
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During the nineteenth century, American schools for Deaf education regarded sign language as the "natural language" of Deaf people, using it as the principal mode of instruction and communication. These schools inadvertently became the seedbeds of an emerging Deaf community and culture. But beginning in the 1880s, a developing oralist movement sought to suppress sign language, removing Deaf teachers and requiring Deaf people to learn speech and lip reading. Historians have assumed that in the early decades of the twentieth century oralism triumphed overwhelmingly. In Signs of Resistance, Susan Burch proves them wrong; not only did Deaf students continue to use sign language in schools, hearing teachers relied on it as well. Drawing from such resources as Deaf newspapers, memoirs, films, and sign language interviews, Burch shows how the Deaf community mobilized to defend sign language and Deaf teachers, in the process facilitating the formation of collective Deaf consciousness, identity, and political organization.


The Deaf Way

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Author by Carol Erting
Genre : Education
Editor : Gallaudet University Press
ISBN : 1563680262
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 972
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Selected papers from the conference held in Washington DC, July 9-14, 1989.


Understanding Deaf Culture

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Author by Paddy Ladd
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor : Multilingual Matters
ISBN : 9781847696892
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 536
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This book presents a ‘Traveller’s Guide’ to Deaf Culture, starting from the premise that Deaf cultures have an important contribution to make to other academic disciplines, and human lives in general. Within and outside Deaf communities, there is a need for an account of the new concept of Deaf culture, which enables readers to assess its place alongside work on other minority cultures and multilingual discourses. The book aims to assess the concepts of culture, on their own terms and in their many guises and to apply these to Deaf communities. The author illustrates the pitfalls which have been created for those communities by the medical concept of ‘deafness’ and contrasts this with his new concept of “Deafhood”, a process by which every Deaf child, family and adult implicitly explains their existence in the world to themselves and each other.


A Place Of Their Own

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Author by John V. Van Cleve
Genre : Education
Editor : Gallaudet University Press
ISBN : 0930323491
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 228
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Emphasizing the sense of community that deafness fosters, rather than its less positive aspects, this text focuses on the development of the American deaf community during the nineteenth century


Deaf Eyes On Interpreting

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Author by Thomas K. Holcomb
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor :
ISBN : 1944838279
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 272
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This text brings Deaf people to the forefront of the discussions about what constitutes quality interpreting services, revealing multiple strategies that will improve an interpreter's performance and enhance access for Deaf consumers.