Introduction to American Deaf Culture

Introduction to American Deaf Culture

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Author : Thomas K. Holcomb
  • ISBN-10 : 9780199777549
  • Release : 2013-01-17
  • Genre: Medical
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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.

Signs of Resistance

Signs of Resistance

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Author : Susan Burch
  • ISBN-10 : 9780814791240
  • Release : 2002-11-01
  • Genre: History
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2003 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, an oralist movement developed that sought to suppress sign language, removing Deaf teachers and requiring deaf people to learn speech and lip reading. Historians have all assumed that in the early decades of the twentieth century oralism triumphed overwhelmingly. Susan Burch shows us that everyone has it wrong; not only did Deaf students continue to use sign language in schools, hearing teachers relied on it as well. In Signs of Resistance, Susan Burch persuasively reinterprets early twentieth century Deaf history: using community sources such as Deaf newspapers, memoirs, films, and oral (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.

Deaf Culture

Deaf Culture

  • Publisher : Plural Publishing
  • Author : Irene W. Leigh
  • ISBN-10 : 9781635501803
  • Release : 2020-11-12
  • Genre: Medical
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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 understan

Inside Deaf Culture

Inside Deaf Culture

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Author : Carol PADDEN
  • ISBN-10 : 9780674041752
  • Release : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Inside Deaf Culture relates deaf people's search for a voice of their own, and their proud self-discovery and self-description as a flourishing culture. Padden and Humphries show how the nineteenth-century schools for the deaf, with their denigration of sign language and their insistence on oralist teaching, shaped the lives of deaf people for generations to come. They describe how deaf culture and art thrived in mid-twentieth century deaf clubs and deaf theatre, and profile controversial contemporary technologies." Cf. Publisher's description.

Deaf Culture Our Way

Deaf Culture Our Way

  • Publisher : Dawn Sign Press
  • Author : Roy K. Holcomb
  • ISBN-10 : UVA:X004113548
  • Release : 1994
  • Genre: Social Science
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This assortment of memorable stories enhances an understanding of how loss of hearing affects the individual.

The Sociolinguistics of the Deaf Community

The Sociolinguistics of the Deaf Community

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Author : Ceil Lucas
  • ISBN-10 : 9781483296395
  • Release : 2014-05-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is a unified collection of the best and most current empirical studies of socio-linguistic issues in the deaf community, including topics such as studies of sign language variation, language contact and change, and sign language policy. Established linguistic concerns with deaf language are reexamined and redefined, and several new issues of general importance to all sociolinguists are raised and explored. This is a book which interests all sociolinguists as well as deaf professionals, teachers of the deaf, sign language interpreters, and anyone else dealing on a day-to-day basis with the everyday language choices that deaf persons must make. Key Features This is a unified collection of the best and most current empirical studies of sociolinguistic issues in the deaf community, including topics such as: * Studies of Sign Language Variation * Language contact and Change * Sign Language Policy * Language Attitudes * Sign Language Discourse Analysis

Understanding Deaf Culture

Understanding Deaf Culture

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Author : Dr. Paddy Ladd
  • ISBN-10 : 9781847696892
  • Release : 2003-02-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.

Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups

Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups

  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Author : Irene Leigh
  • ISBN-10 : 1563680831
  • Release : 1999
  • Genre: Psychology
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Using the premise that deaf people often are a minority within a minority, 27 outstanding experts outline in this timely volume approaches to intervention with clients from specific, diverse populations. With an overview on being a psychotherapist with deaf clients, this guide includes information on the diversity of consumer knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and experiences.

Literacy and Deaf People

Literacy and Deaf People

  • Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
  • Author : Brenda Jo Brueggemann
  • ISBN-10 : 1563682710
  • Release : 2004
  • Genre: Education
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This compelling collection advocates for an alternative view of deaf people’s literacy, one that emphasizes recent shifts in Deaf cultural identity rather than a student’s past educational context as determined by the dominant hearing society. Divided into two parts, the book opens with four chapters by leading scholars Tom Humphries, Claire Ramsey, Susan Burch, and volume editor Brenda Jo Brueggemann. These scholars use diverse disciplines to reveal how schools where deaf children are taught are the product of ideologies about teaching, about how deaf children learn, and about the relationship of ASL and English. Part Two features works by Elizabeth Engen and Trygg Engen; Tane Akamatsu and Ester Cole; Lillian Buffalo Tompkins; Sherman Wilcox and BoMee Corwin; and Kathleen M. Wood. The five chapters contributed by these noteworthy researchers offer various views on multicultural and bilingual literacy instruction for deaf students. Subjects range from a study of literacy in Norway, where Norwegian Sign Language recently became the first language of instruction for deaf pupils, to the difficulties faced by deaf immigrant and refugee children who confront institutional and cultural clashes. Other topics include the experiences of deaf adults who became bilingual in ASL and English, and the interaction of the pathological versus the cultural view of deafness. The final study examines literacy among Deaf college undergraduates as a way of determining how the current social institution of literacy translates for Deaf adults and how literacy can be extended to deaf people beyond the age of 20.

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Author : H-Dirksen L. Bauman
  • ISBN-10 : 9781452913414
  • Release : 2013-11-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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This groundbreaking volume introduces readers to the key concepts and debates in deaf studies, offering perspectives on the relevance and richness of deaf ways of being in the world. In Open Your Eyes, leading and emerging scholars, the majority of whom are deaf, consider physical and cultural boundaries of deaf places and probe the complex intersections of deaf identities with gender, sexuality, disability, family, and race. Together, they explore the role of sensory perception in constructing community, redefine literacy in light of signed languages, and delve into the profound medical, social, and political dimensions of the disability label often assigned to deafness. Moving beyond proving the existence of deaf culture, Open Your Eyes shows how the culture contributes vital insights on issues of identity, language, and power, and, ultimately, challenges our culture’s obsession with normalcy. Contributors: Benjamin Bahan, Gallaudet U; Douglas C. Baynton, U of Iowa; Frank Bechter, U of Chicago; MJ Bienvenu, Gallaudet U; Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Ohio State U; Lennard J. Davis, U of Illinois, Chicago; Lindsay Dunn, Gallaudet U; Lawrence Fleischer, California State U, Northridge; Genie Gertz, California State U, Northridge; Hilde Haualand, FAFO Institute; Robert Hoffmeister, Boston U; Tom Humphries, U of California, San Diego; Arlene Blumenthal Kelly, Gallaudet U; Marlon Kuntze, U of California, Berkeley; Paddy Ladd, U of Bristol; Harlan Lane, Northeastern U; Joseph J. Murray, U of Iowa; Carol Padden, U of California, San Diego.