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Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II

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November 2002

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This title reinterprets early 20th century deaf history: using community sources such as deaf newspapers, memoirs, films, and oral (sign language) interviews, Burch shows how the deaf community mobilized to defend sign language and deaf teachers.

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"Burch's rich and well-researched chronicle of the U.S. Deaf community's efforts to claim and shape their full participation in public life between 1900 and 1942 reminds historians of the many forms debates have taken in U.S. history regarding how a proper citizen should look, act, and speak." --Reviews in American History "Burch offers insightful comparisons. Her book is important to the fields of Deaf studies and disability studies, but it will appeal to social historians as well." --Journal of American History "Forcefully and gracefully narrates Deaf people's dramatic struggle against hearing oppression in the early twentieth century. Incorporating new data from archival research and community interviews, Burch applies tools of social analysis to challenge earlier interpretations that underestimated Deaf people's success in preserving their core values. The resulting study is fascinating and important to students of American social history and disability." --John Van Cleve, Gallaudet University
EAN: 9780814798911
ISBN: 0814798918
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2002
Seitenanzahl: 230 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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