Deaf world: a historical reader and primary sourcebook

Autor/a: BRAGG, Lois (ed.)
Año: 2011
Editorial: New York: New York University Press, 2001
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 0-8147-9852-7
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Historia, Arte y Cultura


Deaf World thus concerns itself less with the perspectives of the hearing and more with what Deaf people themselves think and do. Editor Lois Bragg asserts that English is for many signing people a second, infrequently used language and that Deaf culture is the socially transmitted pattern of behavior, values, beliefs, and expression of those who use American Sign Language. She has assembled an astonishing array of historical sources, political writings, and personal memoirs, from classic 19th-century manifestos to contemporary policy papers, on everything from eugenics to speech and lipreading, the right to work and marry, and the never-ending controversy over separation vs. social integration. At the heart of many of the selections lies the belief that Deaf Americans have long constituted an internal colony of sorts in the United States.