The Deaf Way

Perspectives from the International Conference on Deaf Culture

First Edition

Edited by Carol J. Erting, Robert C. Johnson, Dorothy L. Smith, and Bruce C. Snider

Categories: Deaf Communities and Cultures, Deaf Studies
Imprint: Gallaudet University Press
Hardcover : 9781563680267, 944 pages, August 1994
Ebook : 9781563682032, 907 pages, October 2009
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The Deaf Way documents the vast scholarly and artistic endeavors that took place in July 1989 when more than 6,000 deaf people from around the world met at Gallaudet University to celebrate Deaf culture. More than 150 articles by world-renowned experts examine every aspect of Deaf life in societies across the globe. This outstanding volume is divided into ten distinct sections: Deaf Culture Around the World, Deaf History, The Study of Sign Language in Society, Diversity in the Deaf Community, Deaf Clubs and Sports, The Deaf Child in the Family, Education, Deaf/Hearing Interaction, Deaf People and the Arts, and Deaf People and Human Rights Issues.


Carol J. ErtingRobert C. JohnsonDorothy L. Smith, and Bruce N. Snider edited The Deaf Way as a project for the Gallaudet Research Institute at Gallaudet University.