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Dancing Without Music
Deafness in America

Beryl Lieff Benderly


“To both lay readers and interested professionals, a comprehensive layout, as rich as an illustrated story board, of the deaf experience.”

The Washington Post Book World

“A rich, fascinating account of the world of those who cannot hear.”


A decade ago, Beryl Lieff Benderly wrote in Dancing Without Music about two burning issues of the Deaf Community: oralism versus American Sign Language, and the rights of Deaf people. Now, her masterful book is available again.

With scientific precision, Dancing Without Music investigates being deaf and its ramifications in society, and the relationship between thought processes and language, whether spoken or not. The sage perspective it offers will engender fresh insights about matters changed and unchanged for Deaf persons today.

Beryl Lieff Benderly has written numerous books and articles in the area of cultural anthropology and linguistics. She lives in Washington, DC.

ISBN 978-0-930323-59-2, 6 x 9 paperback, 316 pages, endnotes, references, index


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