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Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States

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How does Deaf culture fit into education, psychology, cultural studies, technology and the arts? This book addresses this through both theoretical and practical information. Within each chapter are multiple vignettes, examples, pictures, and stories to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching.

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Learn how Deaf culture fits into education, psychology, cultural studies, technology and the arts with this engaging text. It describes how rapid advances in technology have created opportunities for the Deaf to influence how technology can be used, and has become a powerful force in influencing the behavior of Deaf individuals with many different backgrounds. This has created opportunities for incorporating diversity and international perspectives into Deaf culture.

Within each chapter are multiple vignettes, examples, pictures, and stories 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 Language 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.

Features:

  • Strong focus on including different communities within Deaf culture
  • Thought-provoking questions, illustrative vignettes, and examples
  • Theories introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner
  • Written by Deaf and hearing authors with extensive teaching experience and immersion in ASL and Deaf culture

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Product Type Book
Language English
Author Name Irene W. Leigh, Jean F. Andrews, Raychelle L. Harris
Author Type Deaf
Page Count 318 pages
Book Type Soft Cover
ISBN 9781597567916

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