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The people of the eye : deaf ethnicity and ancestry

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The People of the Eye compares the vales, customs and social organization of the Deaf World to those in ethnic groups. It portrays how the founding families of the Deaf World lived in early America  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780199759293 0199759294
OCLC Number: 723635853
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 269 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 25 cm
Contents: Ethnicity and the deaf-world. Cultural cohesive forces ; Ethnic boundaries ; Yes, but --
Deaf ancestry: Henniker, NH, and Martha's Vineyard, MA. Context: settling the new world ; The Brown family of Henniker, NH ; Martha's vineyard ; Assimilating and differentiating societies --
Deaf ancestry in Maine: northern cluster. Migration from Martha's Vineyard to Maine ; Other settlers in the northern cluster --
Deaf ancestry in Maine: southern cluster. Southern cluster --
Deaf ancestry: summary and reflections.
Responsibility: Harlan Lane, Richard Pillard, Ulf Hedberg.

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Readers will benefit from the data-driven and extensive coverage of hereditary deafness and understanding the roots of ethnic-like qualities concerning deaf people who live in a predominantly Read more...

 
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