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The deaf community in America : history in the making

Author: Melvia M Nomeland; Ronald E Nomeland
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume tracks the changes in education and the social world of deaf people through the years. Topics covered include the attitudes toward the deaf in Europe and America, the evolution of communication and language and increasing influence of education. Of particular interest is the way in which deafness has been increasingly humanized, rather than medicalized or pathologized"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvia M Nomeland; Ronald E Nomeland
ISBN: 9780786463978 078646397X
OCLC Number: 759594320
Description: vii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Earliest known history of deaf people --
Origins of deaf learning in America --
Historical issues in education --
Life in deaf communities --
Recognition of ASL as a language --
Expansion of visual languages --
Emergence of colorful communication --
Enlightenment of independence --
Personalities through the years.
Responsibility: Melvia M. Nomeland and Ronald E. Nomeland ; foreword by Trudy Suggs.

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"This volume tracks the changes in education and the social world of deaf people through the years. Topics covered include the attitudes toward the deaf in Europe and America, the evolution of communication and language and increasing influence of education. Of particular interest is the way in which deafness has been increasingly humanized, rather than medicalized or pathologized"--Provided by publisher.

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