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Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States

Leigh, Irene W. PhD
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Edition: 1st
Publisher: Plural Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1-59756-791-4 (1597567914)
ISBN-13: 978-1-59756-791-6 (9781597567916)
New Edition: 1-63550-173-3
Binding: Softcover
Copyright: 2018
Publish Date: 06/16
Weight: 1.29 Lbs.
Pages: 300
Subject Class: HRP (Health Related Professions)
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Return Policy: Returns accepted up to 18 months provided no other recalls or return restrictions apply.
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Class Specifications
Discipline: Social Welfare
Subject Definition: Persons with Hearing Impairments; Deafness-Psychology
NLM Class: HV 2545
LC Class: HV2545
Abstract: How does Deaf culture fit into education, psychology, cultural studies, technology and the arts? Deaf Culture: Exploring Communities in the United States tells readers how by providing theoretical and practical information. With the recognition of American Sign Language (ASL) as a bona fide language, the perception of Deaf people has evolved into the recognition of a vibrant Deaf culture centered around the use of signed languages and the communities of Deaf people. This text also describes how rapid advances in technology, including the Internet as well as new visual and auditory technologies, have not only created opportunities for Deaf people to influence how technology can be used, but additionally has become a powerful force in influencing the behavior of Deaf individuals within diverse national and international societies. This has created opportunities for incorporating diversity and international perspectives into Deaf culture. Within each chapter are multiple vignettes, examples, pictures, stories, and a test bank to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching. Theories are introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner to ensure understanding, and clear examples are provided to illustrate concepts. ... In addition, students of American Sign Langue and Deaf studies will find an introduction to possible opportunities for professional and informal involvement with ASL/Deaf culture children and adults.Deaf Culture fills a unique niche as an introductory text that is accessible and straightforward for those beginning their studies of the Deaf-World.

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