Introduction to American Deaf Culture

ISBN-10: 0199777543

ISBN-13: 9780199777549

Edition: 2013

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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.
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Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Culture Defined
Who Are the Deaf People?
Deafhood: A Personal Journey Toward Self-Actualization
Early Definitions of Deaf Culture
Deaf Culture Redefined
American Sign Language-The Language of the American Deaf Community
Deaf Lit
Deaf Art
Rules of Social Interaction
The Vibrant Deaf Community
The Collision Between Culture and Disability
Diversity in the Deaf Community
The Universality of the Deaf Experience
The Future of the Deaf Community
Artist Biographies
References
Index
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