Deaf Community in America: History in the Making (Paperback)

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The deaf community in the West has endured radical changes in the past centuries. This work of history tracks the changes both in the education of and the social world of deaf people through the years. Topics include attitudes toward the deaf in Europe and America and the evolution of communication and language. Of particular interest is the way in which deafness has been increasingly humanized, rather than medicalized or pathologized, as it was in the past. Successful contributions to the deaf and non-deaf world by deaf individuals are also highlighted. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

About the Author

Melvia M. Nomeland, who is deaf, of deaf parents, has taught deaf students for 25 years. She is a co-developer of the Deaf Studies Curriculum Guide currently in schools and has contributed articles to a variety of publications. Ronald E. Nomeland is a professor emeritus at Gallaudet University where for 35 years he was a professor and department chair. Born into a deaf family, he has written numerous articles and served as president or officer of several national organizations serving deaf people.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786463978
ISBN-10: 078646397X
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: December 9th, 2011
Pages: 240
Language: English