Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture

Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture

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by Carol A. Padden, Tom L. Humphries
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674194243
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
118,815
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Learning to Be Deaf

2. Images of Being

3. A Different Center

4. Living in Others' World

5. A Changing Consciousness

6. The Meaning of Sound

7. Historically Created Lives

References

Index

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