In this absorbing story of the changing life of a community, the authors of "Deaf in America" reveal historical events and forces that have shaped the ways that Deaf people define themselves today. "Inside Deaf Culture" relates Deaf people's search for a voice of their own, and their proud self-discovery and self-description as a flourishing culture. In a moving conclusion, the authors describe their own very different pathways into the Deaf community, and reveal the confidence and anxiety of the people of this tenuous community as it faces the future.
Carol Padden is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. Tom Humphries is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and the Teacher Education Program at the University of California, San Diego. They are the authors of Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture (Harvard).
Introduction: The Lens of Culture 1. Silenced Bodies 2. An Entirely Separate School 3. The Problem of Voice 4. A New Class Consciousness 5. Technology of Voice 6. Anxiety of Culture 7. The Promise of Culture 8. Cultures into the Future Notes References Acknowledgments Index
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