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Introduction to American Deaf Culture
     

Introduction to American Deaf Culture

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by Thomas K. Holcomb
 

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ISBN-10: 0199777543

ISBN-13: 9780199777549

Pub. Date: 12/21/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199777549
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/21/2012
Series:
Professional Perspectives On Deafness: Evidence and Applications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
386
Sales rank:
18,193
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Culture Defined
Chapter 3 Who are the Deaf People?
Chapter 4 Deafhood: A Personal Journey Toward Self-Actualization
Chapter 5 Early Definitions of Deaf Culture
Chapter 6 Deaf Culture Redefined
Chapter 7 ASL — Language of the American Deaf Community
Chapter 8 Deaf Lit
Chapter 9 Deaf Art
Chapter 10 Rules of Social Interaction
Chapter 11 The Vibrant Deaf Community
Chapter 12 The Collision Between Culture and Disability
Chapter 13 Diversity within the Deaf Community
Chapter 14 The Universality of the Deaf Experience
Chapter 15 The Future of the Deaf Community

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Introduction to American Deaf Culture 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptional book with most up-to-date information on American Deaf Culture - Highly recommended for courses on Deaf culture.