Introduction to American Deaf Culture

Introduction to American Deaf Culture
Author: Thomas K. Holcomb
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN: 0199777543
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to American Deaf Culture Book Excerpt:

Introduction to American Deaf Culture provides a fresh perspective on what it means to be Deaf in contemporary hearing society. The book offers an overview of Deaf art, literature, history, and humor, and touches on political, social and cultural themes.

Culturally Affirmative Psychotherapy With Deaf Persons

Culturally Affirmative Psychotherapy With Deaf Persons
Author: Neil S. Glickman,Michael A. Harvey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN: 1317780868
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culturally Affirmative Psychotherapy With Deaf Persons Book Excerpt:

The impetus for this volume is the growing awareness within the mental health and larger community of a culturally affirmative model for understanding and assisting deaf people. In contrast to the "medical-pathological" model which treats deafness as a disability, the "cultural" model guides us to view deaf persons in relation to the deaf community--a group of people with a common language, culture, and collective identity. A primary tenant of culturally affirmative psychotherapy is to understand and respect such differences, not to eradicate them. The contributors to this volume present a practical and realistic model of providing culturally affirmative counseling and psychotherapy for deaf people. The three dimensions of this model have been delineated by the multicultural counseling literature. These dimensions assert that culturally affirmative psychotherapy with deaf persons requires therapist self-awareness, knowledge of the deaf community/culture, and understanding of culturally-syntonic therapeutic interventions. The first to exhaustively delineate the implications of the cultural model of deafness for counseling deaf people, this book is essential reading for anyone who works in an educational or counseling capacity with the deaf. This audience includes not only psychotherapists, but also vocational, guidance and residence counselors, teachers, independent living skills specialists, interpreters, and administrators of programs for the deaf.

Deaf Culture

Deaf Culture
Author: Irene W. Leigh,Raychelle L. Harris, Ph.D.,Jean F. Andrews
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-12-31
ISBN: 9781597567916
Category: Deaf
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Video Collection Development in Multi type Libraries

Video Collection Development in Multi type Libraries
Author: Gary Handman
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780313316586
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Video Collection Development in Multi type Libraries Book Excerpt:

A theoretical look at the selection, acquisition, preservation, and use of video and other evolving moving image media in libraries, as well as a practical working guide for librarians and educators involved in providing access to these media in a broad range of institutions and settings.

The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia

The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
Author: Genie Gertz,Patrick Boudreault
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1107
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 1483346471
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The time has come for a new in-depth encyclopedic collection of articles defining the current state of Deaf Studies at an international level and using the critical and intersectional lens encompassing the field. The emergence of Deaf Studies programs at colleges and universities and the broadened knowledge of social sciences (including but not limited to Deaf History, Deaf Culture, Signed Languages, Deaf Bilingual Education, Deaf Art, and more) have served to expand the activities of research, teaching, analysis, and curriculum development. The field has experienced a major shift due to increasing awareness of Deaf Studies research since the mid-1960s. The field has been further influenced by the Deaf community’s movement, resistance, activism and politics worldwide, as well as the impact of technological advances, such as in communications, with cell phones, computers, and other devices. A major goal of this new encyclopedia is to shift focus away from the “Medical/Pathological Model” that would view Deaf individuals as needing to be “fixed” in order to correct hearing and speaking deficiencies for the sole purpose of assimilating into mainstream society. By contrast, The Deaf Studies Encyclopedia seeks to carve out a new and critical perspective on Deaf Studies with the focus that the Deaf are not a people with a disability to be treated and “cured” medically, but rather, are members of a distinct cultural group with a distinct and vibrant community and way of being.

Reading Between the Signs

Reading Between the Signs
Author: Anna Mindess
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN: 1473644070
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Between the Signs Book Excerpt:

In Reading Between the Signs, Anna Mindess provides a perspective on a culture that is not widely understood - American Deaf culture. With the collaboration of three distinguished Deaf consultants, Mindess explores the implications of cultural differences at the intersection of the Deaf and hearing worlds. Used in sign language interpreter training programs worldwide, Reading Between the Signs is a resource for students, working interpreters and other professionals. This important new edition retains practical techniques that enable interpreters to effectively communicate their clients' intent, while its timely discussion of the interpreter's role is broadened in a cultural context. NEW TO THIS EDITION: New chapter explores the changing landscape of the interpreting field and discusses the concepts of Deafhood and Deaf heart. This examination of using Deaf interpreters pays respect to the profession, details techniques and shows the benefits of collaboration.

American Deaf Culture

American Deaf Culture
Author: Sherman Wilcox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American Sign Language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Deaf Culture Book Excerpt:

"This anthology features deaf and hearing authors who offer their experience and perspectives on cultural values, ASL, social interaction in the Deaf community, education, folklore, and other topics."--Publisher's website.

Deaf in America

Deaf in America
Author: Carol A. Padden,Tom Humphries
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780674194243
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deaf in America Book Excerpt:

Refusing to accept the limitations others have placed on the deaf, the authors--themselves deaf--argue for a deaf culture, one united by and expressed through the American Sign Language

Deaf Culture

Deaf Culture
Author: Irene W. Leigh,Jean F. Andrews,Raychelle L. Harris,Topher González Ávila
Publsiher: Plural Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN: 1635501806
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deaf Culture Book Excerpt:

A contemporary and vibrant Deaf culture is found within Deaf communities, including Deaf Persons of Color and those who are DeafDisabled and DeafBlind. Taking a more people-centered view, the second edition of Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States critically examines how Deaf culture fits into education, psychology, cultural studies, technology, and the arts. With the acknowledgment of signed languages all over the world as bona fide languages, the perception of Deaf people has evolved into the recognition and acceptance of a vibrant Deaf culture centered around the use of signed languages and the communities of Deaf peoples. Written by Deaf and hearing authors with extensive teaching experience and immersion in Deaf cultures and signed languages, Deaf Culture fills a niche as an introductory textbook that is more inclusive, accessible, and straightforward for those beginning their studies of the Deaf-World. New to the Second Edition: *A new co-author, Topher González Ávila, MA *Two new chapters! Chapter 7 “Deaf Communities Within the Deaf Community” highlights the complex variations within this community Chapter 10 “Deaf People and the Legal System: Education, Employment, and Criminal Justice” underscores linguistic and access rights *The remaining chapters have been significantly updated to reflect current trends and new information, such as: Advances in technology created by Deaf people that influence and enhance their lives within various national and international societies Greater emphasis on different perspectives within Deaf culture Information about legal issues and recent political action by Deaf people New information on how Deaf people are making breakthroughs in the entertainment industry Addition of new vignettes, examples, pictures, and perspectives to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching Introduction of theories explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner to ensure understanding An updated introduction to potential opportunities for professional and informal involvement in ASL/Deaf culture with children, youth, and adults Key Features: *Strong focus on including different communities within Deaf cultures *Thought-provoking questions, illustrative vignettes, and examples *Theories introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
Author: Berkeley Linguistics Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language and languages
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding Deaf Culture

Understanding Deaf Culture
Author: Paddy Ladd
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2003-02-18
ISBN: 1847696899
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Deaf Culture Book Excerpt:

This book presents a ‘Traveller’s Guide’ to Deaf Culture, starting from the premise that Deaf cultures have an important contribution to make to other academic disciplines, and human lives in general. Within and outside Deaf communities, there is a need for an account of the new concept of Deaf culture, which enables readers to assess its place alongside work on other minority cultures and multilingual discourses. The book aims to assess the concepts of culture, on their own terms and in their many guises and to apply these to Deaf communities. The author illustrates the pitfalls which have been created for those communities by the medical concept of ‘deafness’ and contrasts this with his new concept of “Deafhood”, a process by which every Deaf child, family and adult implicitly explains their existence in the world to themselves and each other.

Conflict and Diversity

Conflict and Diversity
Author: Claire Damken Brown,Charlotte C. Snedeker,Beate Sykes
Publsiher: Hampton Press (NJ)
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflict and Diversity Book Excerpt:

This work provides insight into managing different aspects of organizational diversity concerns. Its chapters address different facets of workplace conflicts and help the reader to understand and deal with diversity-related barriers.

Signs of Resistance

Signs of Resistance
Author: Susan Burch
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 0814798918
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signs of Resistance Book Excerpt:

Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2003 During the nineteenth century, American schools for deaf education regarded sign language as the "natural language" of Deaf people, using it as the principal mode of instruction and communication. These schools inadvertently became the seedbeds of an emerging Deaf community and culture. But beginning in the 1880s, an oralist movement developed that sought to suppress sign language, removing Deaf teachers and requiring deaf people to learn speech and lip reading. Historians have all assumed that in the early decades of the twentieth century oralism triumphed overwhelmingly. Susan Burch shows us that everyone has it wrong; not only did Deaf students continue to use sign language in schools, hearing teachers relied on it as well. In Signs of Resistance, Susan Burch persuasively reinterprets early twentieth century Deaf history: using community sources such as Deaf newspapers, memoirs, films, and oral (sign language) interviews, Burch shows how the Deaf community mobilized to defend sign language and Deaf teachers, in the process facilitating the formation of collective Deaf consciousness, identity and political organization.

Deaf History Unveiled

Deaf History Unveiled
Author: John V. Van Cleve
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deaf History Unveiled Book Excerpt:

Now available in paperback; ISBN 1-56368-087-4

International Bibliography of Sign Language

International Bibliography of Sign Language
Author: Guido H. G. Joachim,Siegmund Prillwitz
Publsiher: Gallaudet University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Sign Language For Dummies with Online Videos

American Sign Language For Dummies with Online Videos
Author: Adan R. Penilla, II,Angela Lee Taylor
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN: 1119286077
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Sign Language For Dummies with Online Videos Book Excerpt:

Grasp the rich culture and language of the Deaf community To see people use American Sign Language (ASL) to share ideas is remarkable and fascinating to watch. Now, you have a chance to enter the wonderful world of sign language. American Sign Language For Dummies offers you an easy-to-access introduction so you can get your hands wet with ASL, whether you're new to the language or looking for a great refresher. Used predominantly in the United States, ASL provides the Deaf community with the ability to acquire and develop language and communication skills by utilizing facial expressions and body movements to convey and process linguistic information. With American Sign Language For Dummies, the complex visual-spatial and linguistic principles that form the basis for ASL are broken down, making this a great resource for friends, colleagues, students, education personnel, and parents of Deaf children. Grasp the various ways ASL is communicated Get up to speed on the latest technological advancements assisting the Deaf Understand how cultural background and regionalism can affect communication Follow the instructions in the book to access bonus videos online and practice signing along with an instructor If you want to get acquainted with Deaf culture and understand what it's like to be part of a special community with a unique shared and celebrated history and language, American Sign Language For Dummies gets you up to speed on ASL fast.

Communctn Between Cultures Im

Communctn Between Cultures Im
Author: Samovar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997-08
ISBN: 9780534522193
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Deafness

Deafness
Author: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies
Publsiher: Chicago : Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of the American Library Association
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Deaf
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Catalogs of Courses

Catalogs of Courses
Author: University of California, Berkeley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalogs of Courses Book Excerpt:

Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.

Signing For Dummies

Signing For Dummies
Author: Adan R. Penilla, II,Angela Lee Taylor
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2012-05-09
ISBN: 1118237757
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signing For Dummies Book Excerpt:

The fast and easy way to grasp this evolving and growing language American Sign Language (ASL) is something we've all seen deaf people use in restaurants, hospitals, airports, and at work. The communication is fascinating to watch; to see people sharing ideas by using handshapes and body language is remarkable in a world so defined by sound. This new edition of Signing For Dummies gives you a general understanding of the properties of Sign, as well as an understanding of deaf culture. Designed to act as an introduction or a refresher, the book focuses solely on ASL, which is the most commonly used sign language in the United States. Categorized by subject, this illustrated guide covers grammar and sentence structure, along with the tools to get you going in basic conversation by knowing how to introduce and greet people; ask questions and make small talk; order food and chat with salespeople; handle medical emergencies; talk on the phone; get around town for fun or business; and much more. Plus, it stresses how ASL isn't just about using your fingers, hands, and arms, but also about facial expression and body language. More than 25 percent new and revised content, including the latest technological advances for the deaf; contact signing, code mixing, code switching, interpreting as a profession, and regionalism in signing Packed with "Fun & Games" sections that invite you to practice specific signs Hundreds of illustrations throughout, plus a video CD featuring demonstrations by ASL signers showing actual conversations Signing For Dummies is the fast and fun way to get you moving your hands, body, and face to convey meaning that reaches beyond linguistic barriers.