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Signs of resistance : American deaf cultural history, 1900 to World War II

Author: Susan Burch
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2004, ©2002.
Series: History of disability series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author demonstrates that in 19th and 20th centuries and contrary to popular belief, the Deaf community defended its use of sign language as a distinctive form of communication, thus forming a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Burch
ISBN: 0814798942 9780814798942 0814798918 9780814798911
OCLC Number: 56970890
Description: ix, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The irony of acculturation --
Visibly different: sign language and the deaf community --
The extended family: associations of the deaf --
Working identities: labor issues --
The full court press: legal issues --
Conclusion: the irony of acculturation, continued.
Series Title: History of disability series.
Responsibility: Susan Burch.

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