Many ways to be deaf : international variation in deaf communities / Leila Monaghan ... [et al.], editors.

Contributor(s): Monaghan, Leila Frances, 1960-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2003Description: xi, 326 p. : ill. ; 26 cmISBN: 1563681358 (alk. paper); 9781563681356 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Deaf -- Cross-cultural studies | Sign language -- Cross-cultural studies | Identity (Psychology) -- Cross-cultural studies | Social adjustment -- Cross-cultural studies | Intercultural communication | Culture conflictDDC classification: 305.9/08162 LOC classification: HV2395 | .M36 2003Other classification: 71.70
Contents:
Preface -- A world's eye view : deaf cultures in global perspective / Leila Monaghan -- British manual alphabets in the education of deaf people since the 17th century / Rachel Sutton-Spence -- Austria's hidden conflict : hearing culture versus deaf culture / Franz Dotter Ingeborg Okorn -- Pedagogical issues in Swedish deaf education / Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta Lars-Åke Domfors -- Romance and reality : sociolinguistic similarities and differences between Swiss German sign language and Rhaeto-Romansh / Penny Boyes Braem, Benno Caramore, Roland Hermann, Patricia Shores Hermann.
The dilemma of the hard of hearing within the U.S. Deaf community / Donald A. Grushkin -- Sociolinguistic dynamics in American deaf communities : peer groups versus families / Ceil Lucas Susan Schatz -- School language and shifts in Irish deaf identity / Barbara LeMaster -- Surdos venceremos : the rise of the Brazilian Deaf community / Norine Berenz -- South African sign language : changing policies and practice / Debra Aarons Louise Reynolds -- U-turns, deaf shock, and the hard of hearing : Japanese deaf identities at the borderlands / Karen Nakamura.
The Chiying School of Taiwan : a foreigner's perspective / Jean Ann -- The changing world of the Russian deaf community / Michael Pursglove Anna Komarova -- New ways to be deaf in Nicaragua : changes in language, personhood, and community / Richard J. Senghas -- Sign languages and deaf identities in Thailand and Viet Nam / James Woodward -- A for apple : the impact of Western education and ASL on the Deaf community in Kano State, Northern Nigeria / Constanze Schmaling -- Contributors -- Index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface -- 1. A world's eye view : deaf cultures in global perspective / Leila Monaghan -- 2. British manual alphabets in the education of deaf people since the 17th century / Rachel Sutton-Spence -- 3. Austria's hidden conflict : hearing culture versus deaf culture / Franz Dotter and Ingeborg Okorn -- 4. Pedagogical issues in Swedish deaf education / Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta and Lars-Åke Domfors -- 5. Romance and reality : sociolinguistic similarities and differences between Swiss German sign language and Rhaeto-Romansh / Penny Boyes Braem, Benno Caramore, Roland Hermann, and Patricia Shores Hermann.

6. The dilemma of the hard of hearing within the U.S. Deaf community / Donald A. Grushkin -- 7. Sociolinguistic dynamics in American deaf communities : peer groups versus families / Ceil Lucas and Susan Schatz -- 8. School language and shifts in Irish deaf identity / Barbara LeMaster -- 9. Surdos venceremos : the rise of the Brazilian Deaf community / Norine Berenz -- 10. South African sign language : changing policies and practice / Debra Aarons and Louise Reynolds -- 11. U-turns, deaf shock, and the hard of hearing : Japanese deaf identities at the borderlands / Karen Nakamura.

12. The Chiying School of Taiwan : a foreigner's perspective / Jean Ann -- 13. The changing world of the Russian deaf community / Michael Pursglove and Anna Komarova -- 14. New ways to be deaf in Nicaragua : changes in language, personhood, and community / Richard J. Senghas -- 15. Sign languages and deaf identities in Thailand and Viet Nam / James Woodward -- 16. A for apple : the impact of Western education and ASL on the Deaf community in Kano State, Northern Nigeria / Constanze Schmaling -- Contributors -- Index.

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As political, social, and economic factors cause the world to shrink, people of many diverse cultures find themselves interacting with each other. Americans no longer view the world with "ethnocentric" glasses, but are learning to value diversity. This new book comes at just the right time, showing through a compilation of works from authors around the world that sign languages from various nations, while different, can be a significantly unifying factor to the worldwide Deaf community. Not only does this work present surprisingly parallel stories of the different struggles and successes of the Deaf community throughout the world, it suggests that in compiling the material for this work, the researchers may have inadvertently set the stage for a more general understanding of world cultures and for valuing diversity. If the Deaf communities of the world can value each other, perhaps we all can. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels and collections. J. A. LeClair SUNY Oswego

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