The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Genie Gertz
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1483346471
  • ISBN-13: 9781483346472
  • DDC: 305.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1552 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This book shifts focus away from the medical model that has view deaf individuals as needing to be remedied in order to correct so-called hearing and speaking deficiencies for the sole purpose of assimilation into mainstream society. The members of deaf communities are part of a distinct cultural and linguistic group with a unique, vibrant community, and way of being.