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Deaf Culture - Suggested Readings

Abrams, C. (1996). The silents. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.


Albronda, M. (1980). Douglas Tilden: Portrait of a deaf sculptor. Silver Spring, MD: T. J. Publishers.


Baker, C., & Battison, R. (Eds.). (1980). Sign language and the deaf community: Essays in honor of William Stokoe. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf.


Baldwin, S. C. (1993). Pictures in the air: The story of the National Theater of the Deaf. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.


Barash, H. L., & Dicker, E. D. (1991). Our father Abe: The story of a deaf shoe repairman. Madison, WI: ABAR Press.
Benderly, B. L. (1990). Dancing without music: Deafness in America. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. (Originally published in 1980.)


Bragg, B., & Bergman, E. (1981). Tales from a clubroom. Washington, DC: Gallaudet College Press.
Christiansen, J. B., & Barnartt, S. N. (1995). Deaf president now!: The 1988 revolution at Gallaudet University. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.


Cohen, L. H. (1994). Train go sorry: Inside a deaf world. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Erting, C.J., Johnson, R.C., Smith, D.L., & Snider, B. N. (Eds.). (1994). The deaf way: Perspectives from the international conference on deaf culture. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.


Fischer, R., & Lane, H. (Eds.). (1993). Looking back: A reader on the history of deaf communities and their sign languages. Hamburg, Germany: Signum Press; Washington, DC: Distributer for the U.S., Gallaudet University Press.


Gannon, J. R. (1981). Deaf heritage: A narrative history of deaf America. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf.

Gannon, J. R. (1989). The week the world heard Gallaudet. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Groce, N. E. (1987). Everyone here spoke sign language. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Hairston, E., & Smith, L. (1983). Black and Deaf in America. Silver Spring, MD: T. J. Publishers.

Higgins, P. (1980). Outsiders in a hearing world: A sociology of deafness. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

Holcomb, R., Holcomb, S., & Holcomb, T.(1994). Deaf culture our way: Anecdotes from the deaf community. San Diego, CA: DawnSignPress.

Holcomb, M., & Wood, S. (1988). Deaf women: A parade through the decades. Berkeley, CA: DawnSignPress.

Jacobs, L. (1989). A deaf adult speaks out. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Kisor, H. (1991). What's that pig outdoors?: A memoir of deafness. New York, NY: Penguin Books. (Originally published in 1990.)

Lane, H. (1984). When the mind hears. New York, NY: Random House

Lane, H., Hoffmeister, R., & Bahan, B. (1996). A journey into the deaf-world. San Diego, CA: DawnSignPress.

Maher, J.; foreword by Oliver Sacks. (1996). Seeing language in sign: The work of William C. Stokoe. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Neisser, A. (1990). The other side of silence: Sign language and the deaf community in America. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Olson, J. (1995). Deaf communities: A worldwide perspective. Hillsboro, OR: Butte Publications.

Padden, C., & Humphries, T. (1988). Deaf in America: Voices from a culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Parasnis, I. (Ed.). (1996). Cultural and language diversity and the deaf experience. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Preston, P. (1994). Mother father deaf: Living between sound and silence. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Sacks, O. (1989). Seeing voices: A journey into the world of the deaf. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Schaller, S. (1991). A man without words. New York, NY: Summit Books.

Schein, J. D. (1989). At home among strangers. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Schrader, S. L. (1995). Silent alarm: On the edge with a deaf EMT. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Sidransky, R. (1990). In silence: Growing up hearing in a deaf world. New York, NY: St. Martins Press.

Smith, R.C.; foreword by Bowe, F. (1996). A case about Amy. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Spradley, T. S., & Spradley, J. P. (1985). Deaf like me (2nd ed., rev.). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Stokoe, W. C. (1980). Sign and culture: A reader for students of American Sign Language. Silver Spring, MD: Linstok Press.

Supalla, S. (1997). The book of name signs: Naming in American Sign Language. San Diego, CA: DawnSignPress. (Rev. ed., originally published in 1992.)

Turk, F. R. (Ed.). (1990). A kaleidoscope of deaf America. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf.

Van Cleve, J. V. (Ed.). (1987). The Gallaudet encyclopedia of deaf people and deafness. New York: McGraw Hill.
Van Cleve, J. V., & Crouch, B. A. (1989). A place of their own: Creating the deaf community in America. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Van Cleve, J. V. (Ed.). (1993). Deaf history unveiled. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Walker, L. A. (1986). A loss for words. New York, NY: Harper & Row.

Walker, L. (1994). Hand, heart and mind: The story of the education of America’s deaf people. New York, NY: Dial Books.

Wilcox, S. (Ed.). (1989). American deaf culture: An anthology. Silver Spring, MD: Linstok Press.

Winefield, R. (1987). Never the twain shall meet: Bell, Gallaudet, and the communication debate. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Wrigley, O. (1996). The politics of deafness. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Zazove, P., M.D. (1993). When the phone rings, my bed shakes: Memoirs of a deaf doctor. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
Taken from Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center:
http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/infoToGo/547.html


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