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Product Details

  • Series: Discovery of language (Book 2900915035631)
  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: DawnSignPress; Second Printing edition (May 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915035634
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915035632
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A new language minority has come to the fore in America as around the world. It is the tight-knit society (some million strong in the U. S. ) that calls itself, in American Sign Language, the "Deaf-World". It has a history, a flourishing culture, and a political agenda. A Journey Into The Deaf-World is a compelling story of this much misunderstood minority as it struggles for self-determination. The book addresses questions such as: What is Deaf culture all about? How are Deaf children raised and educated? And how should they be? What do signed language and Deaf Culture have to offer the Deaf child -- and hearing people/ What can we learn from Deaf societies in other lands? How does technology help (and hinder) Deaf people? How do Deaf people integrate into the larger society? Rich in examples from the lives of Deaf people and a synthesis of the latest research findings concerning the deaf world, here is a must-read for professionals and students in such fields as audiology, speech-language pathology, medicine, education of the Deaf, school, rehabilitation & mental health counseling, psychology, interpreting, American Sign Language & Deaf studies, and anyone with a Deaf family member, friend, colleague, or acquaintance. -- Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Bought this for a class and the book was fine.
~ Megan
This book gives an extremely well-rounded view into the history, current issues, and future trends in the Deaf-World.
Karen@signcom.com
You will begin to really understand how little the hearing understand about the deaf world.
Su E. Woolley

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 20, 1999
Format: Paperback
I am a Sign Language interpreter and my boyfriend of two years is Deaf. I read this book for a Deaf culture class and was fascinated by it. Written from a very Deaf perspective, this book is full of things that hearing people never think of but which I see nearly every day in both my personal and professional life.
This book should be read by anyone who has a Deaf child. It's a real eye-opener. Parents of Deaf children seldom get the kind of help they need at an early enough stage.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Amy Hendrickson (agawdun@bu.edu) on June 30, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I have a Bachelor of Science in Deaf Studies from Boston University, and I think that this book is readable, informative and accurate in a way that sets it apart from the many books appearing now about Deafness and Deaf culture. It's for everyone: Deaf people, students, parents who have a Deaf child, and people wishing to learn more about the subject. I enjoyed it because the facts weren't hidden behind jargon and the personal experiences of the authors came through strongly. This should be the first book a person picks up when wanting to learn about Deafness.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
As a deaf education major, this book is a manditory item that has helped open doors into the eyes of a Deaf world.
This book clearly defines the feelings and opinions of Deaf people on their treatment and education. I would not recomend this book to a person who is easily offended because it is straight forward in expressing the oppressing feels that hearing people have towards Deaf (sometimes unknowingly).
As a text, this book helped as a wonderful companion to the hundreds of books written by hearing people on D/deafness.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Tom on August 31, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Being Deaf, I like to read everything I can get my hands on about the Deaf Culture and Community. This book was very welcomed into my home and, as I read it, I found that it is quite insightful for those who are not directly linked to the community.
Covering a lot of information on growing up deaf (usually to hearing parents), it also goes on to give you an idea of things that the Deaf experience and must endure...things that most hearing people are unaware of.
If you are interested in being involved with the Deaf community, this book is a must read. However, anyone who reads this will not be disappointed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By rodboomboom HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 21, 2004
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This book is just excellent to take one into another world, a world that is closed to most of us in hearing world, that of the Deaf.
It has made me sensitive to this other language group and its rich history and culture. The intro to sign to oral education and all its associated parameters and issues was most enlightening, taking one right up to current mainstreaming emphasis.
It is well written, organized, flows well and is just a delight to read. Certainly this is a major resource to understand this neglected and misunderstood group of fascinating humans. This book certainly will raise one's consciousness and passion for this in many cases neglected area of our society.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Karen@signcom.com on April 8, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the most exquisite, rich and compelling views into the beauty of Deaf Culture. This book gives an extremely well-rounded view into the history, current issues, and future trends in the Deaf-World.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Doss on May 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am a CODA and have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. This book goes deep into the heart of numerous issues. I will admit, there are portions of the book that seem to be dry, but within a few paragraphs it becomes riveting. I have learned so much about the world I grew up in and appreciate the honest and straight-forward material. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about Deaf people, Deaf culture, and deafness.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 1998
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I needed to get this book for a Deaf Perspectives class at my college, but now that I have read it I am glad. The book gives a good idea of what it like to grow-up as a Deaf person and how to deal with it. I think this book is good for anyone who has just become deaf or has just learned that their child is deaf. It will help them understand what life is going to be like and also that it is not the end of the world.
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