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Women and Deafness
Double Visions

Brenda Jo Brueggemann
and Susan Burch, Editors

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Part One
In and Out of the Community
Editors’ Introduction

Family Matters: Female Dynamics within Deaf Schools
Jessica Lee

Was Helen Keller Deaf? Blindness, Deafness, and Multiple Identities
Kim E. Nielsen

The Extended Family: Deaf Women in Organizations
Sara Robinson

Deaf Women and Inequality in Educational Attainment and Occupational Status: Is Deafness or Femaleness to Blame?
Sharon Barnartt

Part Two
(Women’s) Authority and Shaping Deafness
Editors’ Introduction

Marcelina Ruiz Ricote y Fernández: Nineteenth-Century Feminist Educator of Deaf and Blind Girls
Susan Plann

The Ladies Take Charge: Women Teachers in the Education of Deaf Students
Margret Winzer

“Like Ordinary Hearing Children”: Mothers Raising Offspring according to Oralist Dictates
Emily K. Abel

Merging Two Worlds
Gina A. Oliva and Linda Risser Lytle

Part Three
Reading Deaf Women
Editors’ Introduction

Deaf Eyes: The Allen Sisters’ Photography, 1885–1920
Brenda Jo Brueggemann

The Aesthetics of Linguistic Envy: Deafness and Muteness in Children of a Lesser God and The Piano
Jennifer Nelson

“Slain in the Spirit”
Kristen Harmon

How Deaf Women Produce Gendered Signs
Arlene Blumenthal Kelly

“Beautiful, though Deaf”: The Deaf American Beauty Pageant
Susan Burch




Brenda Jo Brueggemann is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Louisville.

Susan Burch is an associate professor of American Studies with the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Middlebury College.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-617-7, 6 x 9 paperback, 312 pages, photographs, sign illustrations, 4 tables, 19 figures


E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-382-4


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