At Home Among Strangers

Exploring the Deaf Community in the United States

By Jerome D. Schein

Categories: Deaf Communities and Cultures
Imprint: Gallaudet University Press
Paperback : 9781563681417, 264 pages, March 2003
Ebook : 9781563681646, 264 pages, October 2009
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At Home Among Strangers presents an engrossing portrait of the Deaf community as a complex, nationwide social network that offers unique kinship to deaf people across the country. Schein depicts in striking detail the history and culture of the Deaf community, its structural underpinnings, the intricacies of family life, issues of education and rehabilitation, economic factors, and interaction with the medical and legal professions. This book is a fascinating, provocative exploration of the Deaf community in the United States for scholars and lay people alike.


Jerome D. Schein was Professor Emeritus of Sensory Rehabilitation at New York University, and Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of Alberta, Canada, and a consultant in Coconut Creek, FL.