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Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture

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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.

Signed languages have traditionally been considered to be simply sets of gestures rather than natural languages. This mistaken belief, fostered by hearing people's cultural views, has had tragic consequences for the education of deaf children; generations of children have attended schools in which they were forbidden to use a signed language. For Deaf people, as Padden and Humphries make clear, their signed language is life-giving, and is at the center of a rich cultural heritage.

The tension between Deaf people's views of themselves and the way the hearing world views them finds its way into their stories, which include tales about their origins and the characteristics they consider necessary for their existence and survival. Deaf in America includes folktales, accounts of old home movies, jokes, reminiscences, and translations of signed poems and modern signed performances. The authors introduce new material that has never before been published and also offer translations that capture as closely as possible the richness of the original material in ASL.

Deaf in America will be of great interest to those interested in culture and language as well as to Deaf people and those who work with deaf children and Deaf people.

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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.

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"Through the use of folklore, apocryphal stories, poetry, jokes, and discussion of split factions and advocacy organizations, Padden and Humphries gracefully explain how deaf culture works, what it means to its members, how they define themselves within it, and how they interact with the world outside".--Booklist. Illustrated.

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those who work with deaf children and Deaf people.

About the Author

Carol Paddenis a Professor in the <>Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego.Tom Humphriesis associate professor in the <>Department of Communication and the Teacher Education Program at the University of California, San Diego.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674194243
With:
Humphries, Tom
Author:
Humphries, Tom
With:
Humphries, Tom L.
Author:
Padden, Carol
Author:
Humphries, Tom L.
Author:
Padden, Carol A.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Sign Language
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Subject:
Deaf
Subject:
Speech and hearing
Subject:
Deaf -- United States.
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 line illustrations
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 10 mm 6 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , "Through the use of folklore, apocryphal stories, poetry, jokes, and discussion of split factions and advocacy organizations, Padden and Humphries gracefully explain how deaf culture works, what it means to its members, how they define themselves within it, and how they interact with the world outside".--Booklist. Illustrated.
"Synopsis" by , those who work with deaf children and Deaf people.
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