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Title Deaf world : a historical reader and primary sourcebook / edited by Lois Bragg.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, [2001]

Subject Deaf -- United States.
Deaf -- United States -- Social conditions.
Alt Name Sayers, Edna Edith.
Description xxxviii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Scattered as we are and lost among the hearing" : life in the hearing world -- "The noblest gift God has given to deaf people" : American Sign Language and its literature -- "The medicine that swallowed the patient" : deaf education -- "Impressed with the value of character" : the deaf ethic -- 'Strengthening the spirit of clannishness" : the deaf community.
ISBN 0814798527 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814798535 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 44592664
Table of Contents
 In surdam memoriam / Karl Jaekel 
 Prologue: Autobiography of Laurent Clerc / Laurent Clerc1
Pt. I"Scattered as we are and lost among the hearing": Life in the Hearing World11
 1On Planing a Deaf-Mute Commonwealth [et al.] / J. J. Flournoy, Edmund Booth13
 2Coming to California / Albert Ballin27
 3What a Deaf Jewish Leader Expects of a Rabbi / Frederick C. Schreiber33
 4How to Write Like a Hearing Reporter / Tom Willard38
 5CBS Hurt Deaf Children with "Caitlin's Story," / Jack Levesque40
 6Who Speaks for the Deaf Community? Not Who You Would Think! / Elizabeth L. Broecker43
 7My Life on Paper / Shanny Mow48
 8Away from Invisibility, Toward Invincibility: Issues with Deaf Theatre Artists in America / Willy Conley51
 9This Child Is Mine: Deaf Parents and Their Adopted Deaf Children / Barbara J. White68
Pt. II"The noblest gift God has given to deaf people": American Sign Language and Its Literature81
 10The Preservation of the Sign Language / George W. Veditz, Carol A. Padden, Eric Malzkuhn83
 11From Student to Professional: A Personal Chronicle of Sign Language / Gilbert Eastman86
 12Black Signs: Whatever Happened to the Sign for "CORNBREAD"? / Ernest Hairston, Linwood Smith97
 13Reflections of American Deaf Culture in Deaf Humor / M. J. Bienvenu99
 14Folk Explanation in Language Survival / Carol A. Padden104
 15Let's Return ASL to Deaf Ownership / Jack Levesque116
 16What Happens When Languages Come in Contact / Ceil Lucas, Clayton Valli118
 17I've Had Enough of the I-Love-You Sign, Thanks / Tom Willard123
 18Traditions: Hispanic, American, Deaf Culture: Which Takes Precedence in Trilingual Interpreter Training? / Ralph Sedano124
 19Rathskellar: Some Oral-Traditional and Not-So-Traditional Characteristics of ASL Literature / Cynthia Lohr Peters129
 20In Search of the Perfect Sign-Language Script: Insights into the Diverse Writing Styles of Deaf Playwrights / Willy Conley147
Pt. III"The medicine that swallowed the patient": Deaf Education163
 21The Associative Feature in the Education of the Deaf / George Wing165
 22The Attitude of the Adult Deaf towards Pure Oralism / Amos G. Draper175
 23The Fable of the Ass Who Was Taught to Whinny / Warren Milton Smaltz184
 24The Graduate / Albert Ballin186
 25The Deaf Adult's Point of View / Frederick C. Schreiber188
 26Black Deaf Students / Ernest Hairston, Linwood Smith193
 27Who's Itching to Get into Mainstreaming? / Ben Bahan199
 28The Real Meaning of "Hearing Impaired" / Angela Stratiy203
 29Do We Continue This Tragedy? / Jack Levesque205
 30A Taboo Exposed: Using ASL in the Classroom / Clayton Valli207
 31Deaf-centric Teaching: A Case Study in ASL-English Bilingualism / Cynthia Nesse Bailes211
Pt. IV"Impressed with the value of character": The Deaf Ethic235
 32Vagrancy among Deaf-Mutes / H. M. Chamberlayne237
 33Miss Martineau and Deaf-Mutes / Edmund Booth239
 34The habit of being prompt ... Unsigned241
 35Finding Men for Jobs / B. M. Schowe243
 36The Development of Postwar Employment / B. M. Schowe251
 37A Review of the Little Paper Family for 1944-45 / Thomas A. Ulmer257
 38Place of the Adult Deaf in Society / Toivo Lindholm269
 39What Exactly Am I Supposed to Overcome? / Tom Willard273
 40Thoughts on the Effects of Provisions for the Deaf / David J. Kurs, Benjamin J. Bahan275
 41'Til All Barriers Crumble and Fall: Agatha Tiegel's Presentation Day Speech in April 1893 / Katherine Jankowski284
 42Dummy Hoy: "Play Ball!" / James A. Nickerson296
Pt. V"Strengthening the spirit of clannishness": The Deaf Community303
 43Racism within the Deaf Community / Glenn B. Anderson, Frank G. Bowe305
 44GLAD Publishes Position Paper on Cochlear Implants / Carol Padden309
 45Reflections on The Deaf Way / Bob Alcorn316
 46Can Deaf People Survive "deafness"? / M. J. Bienvenu318
 47Cochlear Implants vs. Deaf Culture? / Kathryn Woodcock325
 48Into Their Own Hands: The Deaf President Now Protest and Its Consequences / Sharon A. Barnartt, John B. Christiansen333
 49Of Deaf-Mutes, the Strange, and the Modern Deaf Self / Tom Humphries348
 50The Hearing Agenda II: Eradicating the DEAF-WORLD / Harlan Lane, Robert Hoffmeister, Ben Bahan365
 51Deaf Women Now: Establishing Our Niche / Martha A. Sheridan380
 52Contemporary Native Deaf Experience: Overdue Smoke Rising / Valerie L. Dively390
 53Cochlear Implants and Deaf Identity / A. Philip Aiello, Myrna Alello406
 54Signing Off / Bruce A. White413
 Further Reading / Arlene Blumenthal Kelly417

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