Introduction to American Deaf Culture
  • Author : Thomas K. Holcomb
  • Release Date : 17 January 2013
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Genre : Medical
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 13 : 9780199777549
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Book excerpt: 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

Introduction to American Deaf Culture

Author : Thomas K. Holcomb
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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....

Introduction to American Deaf Culture

Introduction to American Deaf Culture

Author : Thomas K. Holcomb
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Psychology
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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, ...

Deaf Culture

Deaf Culture

Author : Irene W. Leigh,Jean F. Andrews,Raychelle L. Harris,Topher González Ávila
Publisher : Plural Publishing
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, ...

Signs of Resistance

Signs of Resistance

Author : Susan Burch
Publisher : NYU Press
Genre : History
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Much contemporary political philosophy has been a debate between utilitarianism on the one hand and Kantian, or rights-based ethic has recently faced a growing challenge from a different direction, from a view that argues for a deeper understanding of citizenship and community than the liberal ethic allows. The writings collected ...

Inside Deaf Culture

Inside Deaf Culture

Author : Carol PADDEN,Tom Humphries,Carol Padden
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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 in America

Deaf in America

Author : Carol A. Padden,Tom Humphries
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Genre : Social Science
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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 ...

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Author : H-Dirksen L. Bauman
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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 ...

A Place of Their Own

A Place of Their Own

Author : John V. Van Cleve,Barry A. Crouch
Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
Genre : Education
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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 Culture Our Way

Deaf Culture Our Way

Author : Roy K. Holcomb,Samuel K. Holcomb,Thomas K. Holcomb
Publisher : Dawn Sign Press
Genre : Social Science
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This assortment of memorable stories enhances an understanding of how loss of hearing affects the individual....

Cultural and Language Diversity and the Deaf Experience

Cultural and Language Diversity and the Deaf Experience

Author : Ila Parasnis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This edited book presents an detailed analysis of the experience of deaf people as a bilingual-bicultural minority group in America. An overview of mainstream research on bilingualism and biculturalism is followed by specific research and conceptual analyses which examine the impact of cultural and language diversity on the experiences of ...

The Deaf Way

The Deaf Way

Author : Bruce N. Snider,Bruce C. Snider
Publisher : Gallaudet University Press
Genre : Education
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Selected papers from the conference held in Washington DC, July 9-14, 1989....

Understanding Deaf Culture

Understanding Deaf Culture

Author : Dr. Paddy Ladd
Publisher : Multilingual Matters
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 ...

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Deaf Eyes on Interpreting

Author : Thomas K Holcomb,David H. Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Uncategorized
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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....

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The Deaf Community in America

Author : Melvia M. Nomeland,Ronald E. Nomeland
Publisher : McFarland
Genre : Social Science
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The deaf community in the West has endured radical changes in the past centuries. This work of history tracks the changes both in the education of and the social world of deaf people through the years. Topics include attitudes toward the deaf in Europe and America and the evolution of ...

Deaf World

Deaf World

Author : Lois Bragg
Publisher : NYU Press
Genre : Social Science
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Argues that deaf Americans consider English secondary to American Sign Language, and have hence developed their own culture of behavior, values, beliefs, and expression within mainstream culture....