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Deaf World : A Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook - 01 edition

by Lois Bragg

Deaf World : A Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook (ISBN10: 0814798535; ISBN13: 9780814798539)
ISBN13: 978-0814798539
ISBN10: 0814798535

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0814798522
ISBN10: 0814798527

Summary: To many who hear, the deaf world is as foreign as a country never visited.

Deaf World thus concerns itself less with the perspectives of the hearing and more with what Deaf people themselves think and do. Editor Lois Bragg asserts that English is for many signing people a second, infrequently used language and that Deaf culture is the socially transmitted pattern of behavior, values, beliefs, and expression of those who use American Sign Language. She has ...show moreassembled an astonishing array of historical sources, political writings, and personal memoirs, from classic 19th-century manifestos to contemporary policy papers, on everything from eugenics to speech and lipreading, the right to work and marry, and the never-ending controversy over separation vs. social integration. At the heart of many of the selections lies the belief that Deaf Americans have long constituted an internal colony of sorts in the United States.

While not attempting to speak for Deaf people en masse, this ambitious platform anthology places the Deaf on center stage, offering them an opportunity to represent the world--theirs as well as the hearing world--from a Deaf perspective. For Deaf readers, the book will be welcomed as a gift, both a companion to be savored and, as often, an opponent to be engaged and debated. And for the hearing, it serves as an unprecedented guide to a world and a culture so often overlooked.

Comprising a judicious mix of published pieces and original essays solicited specifically for this volume, Deaf World marks a major contribution. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: New York University Press
Published: 02/01/2001
International: No

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