The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making

Autor/a: NOMELAND, Melvia M.; NOMELAND, Ronald E.
Año: 2011
Editorial: McFarland, 2011
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 978-0786463978
Soporte: Papel


Historia, Arte y Cultura


The deaf community in the West has endured radical changes in the past centuries. This work of history tracks the changes both in the education of and the social world of deaf people through the years. Topics include attitudes toward the deaf in Europe and America and the evolution of communication and language. Of particular interest is the way in which deafness has been increasingly humanized, rather than medicalized or pathologized, as it was in the past. Successful contributions to the deaf and non-deaf world by deaf individuals are also highlighted.