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Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture
by Carol A. Padden and Tom Humphries
Harvard University Press, 1988
eISBN: 978-0-674-28316-9 | Paper: 978-0-674-19424-3 | Cloth: 978-0-674-19423-6
Library of Congress Classification HV2545.P33 1988
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.420973

Written by authors who are themselves Deaf, this unique book illuminates the life and culture of Deaf people from the inside, through their everyday talk, their shared myths, their art and performances, and the lessons they teach one another. Padden and Humphries employ the capitalized "Deaf" to refer to deaf people who share a natural language--American Sign Language (ASL)--and a complex culture, historically created and actively transmitted across generations.

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