Deaf Gain

Deaf Gain : Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity

Deaf Gain : Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity

  • Format: Paperback | 568 pages
  • Dimensions: 178 x 254 x 51mm | 1,006.98g
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2014
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication City/Country: Minnesota, United States
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 60
  • ISBN10: 0816691223
  • ISBN13: 9780816691227
  • Bestsellers rank: 229,158

Deaf people are usually regarded by the hearing world as having a lack, as missing a sense. Yet a definition of deaf people based on hearing loss obscures a wealth of ways in which societies have benefited from the significant contributions of deaf people. In this bold intervention into ongoing debates about disability and what it means to be human, experts from a variety of disciplines-neuroscience, linguistics, bioethics, history, cultural studies, education, public policy, art, and architecture-advance the concept of Deaf Gain and challenge assumptions about what is normal.

Through their in-depth articulation of Deaf Gain, the editors and authors of this pathbreaking volume approach deafness as a distinct way of being in the world, one which opens up perceptions, perspectives, and insights that are less common to the majority of hearing persons. For example, deaf individuals tend to have unique capabilities in spatial and facial recognition, peripheral processing, and the detection of images. And users of sign language, which neuroscientists have shown to be biologically equivalent to speech, contribute toward a robust range of creative expression and understanding. By framing deafness in terms of its intellectual, creative, and cultural benefits, Deaf Gain recognizes physical and cognitive difference as a vital aspect of human diversity.

Contributors: David Armstrong; Benjamin Bahan, Gallaudet U; Hansel Bauman, Gallaudet U; John D. Bonvillian, U of Virginia; Alison Bryan; Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Gallaudet U; Cindee Calton; Debra Cole; Matthew Dye, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Steve Emery; Ofelia Garcia, CUNY; Peter C. Hauser, Rochester Institute of Technology; Geo Kartheiser; Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi; Christopher Krentz, U of Virginia; Annelies Kusters; Irene W. Leigh, Gallaudet U; Elizabeth M. Lockwood, U of Arizona; Summer Loeffler; Mara Lucia Massuti, Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil; Donna A. Morere, Gallaudet U; Kati Morton; Ronice Muller de Quadros, U Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil; Donna Jo Napoli, Swarthmore College; Jennifer Nelson, Gallaudet U; Laura-Ann Petitto, Gallaudet U; Suvi Pylvanen, Kymenlaakso U of Applied Sciences; Antti Raike, Aalto U; Paivi Raino, U of Applied Sciences Humak; Katherine D. Rogers; Clara Sherley-Appel; Kristin Snoddon, U of Alberta; Karin Strobel, U Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil; Hilary Sutherland; Rachel Sutton-Spence, U of Bristol, England; James Tabery, U of Utah; Jennifer Grinder Witteborg; Mark Zaurov.

More Books:

Deaf Gain
Language: en
Pages: 568
Authors: H-Dirksen L. Bauman
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-15 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Deaf people are usually regarded by the hearing world as having a lack, as missing a sense. Yet a definition of deaf people based on hearing loss obscures a wea
The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education, Vol. 2
Language: en
Pages: 526
Authors: Marc Marschark
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date reviews of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned chapters from leading figu
The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
Language: en
Pages: 1107
Authors: Genie Gertz
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-05 - Publisher: SAGE Publications

The time has come for a new in-depth encyclopedic collection of articles defining the current state of Deaf Studies at an international level and using the crit
Innovations in Deaf Studies
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Annelies Kusters
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-14 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

What does it mean to engage in Deaf Studies and who gets to define the field? What would a truly deaf-led Deaf Studies research program look like? What are the
Deaf Culture
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Irene W. Leigh
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-12 - Publisher: Plural Publishing

A contemporary and vibrant Deaf culture is found within Deaf communities, including Deaf Persons of Color and those who are DeafDisabled and DeafBlind. Taking a
Deaf Players in Major League Baseball
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: R.A.R. Edwards
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-07 - Publisher: McFarland

The first deaf baseball player joined the pro ranks in 1883. By 1901, four played in the major leagues, most notably outfielder William "Dummy" Hoy and pitcher
Sign Language in Action
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Jemina Napier
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-26 - Publisher: Springer

This book defines the notion of applied sign linguistics by drawing on data from projects that have explored sign language in action in various domains. The boo
Deaf People and Society
Language: en
Pages: 450
Authors: Irene W. Leigh
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-12-16 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Deaf People and Society is an authoritative text that emphasizes the complexities of being D/deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf-Disabled, or hard of hearing, drawing on pers
Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Michele Ilana Friedner
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-09 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Although it is commonly believed that deafness and disability limits a person in a variety of ways, Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India describes the two as a so
Multidisciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity in Health
Language: en
Pages: 729
Authors: Nima Rezaei
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-03 - Publisher: Springer Nature

The contributed volume "Multidisciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity in Health" is a health-centered volume of the Integrated Science Book series. Lack of confid