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The Deaf Way II Reader
Perspectives from the Second International Conference on Deaf Culture

Harvey Goodstein, Editor

View the table of contents.
Read a paper from part one.
Read reviews: Wisconsin Bookwatch, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Also available: The Deaf Way, The Deaf Way II Anthology, Deaf Way II: An International Celebration


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PART ONE: Advocacy and Community Development

Changing the World—Together
Benjamin Soukup

Our Inalienable Rights: Global Realization of the Human Rights of Deaf People
Liisa Kaupinen

Are Deaf People in Developing Countries Advocating on a Political Level? A South African Perspective
Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen

World Deaf Leadership Project Enhances Deaf Empowerment in Thailand
Peoungpaka Janyawong

Communication, Sign Language, Culture, and Education as Human Rights
Yukata Osugi

Hands across the Pacific: Partnerships for Progress
Jan Fried, Nancy Bridenbaugh, and Linda Lambrecht

Partnership in the Irish Deaf Community
Kevin Stanley

Deaf Empowerment in Greece
Vassili Kourbetis and Kostas Gargalis

A Model in Accessing the Community for Deaf-Blind Adults
Maricar Marquez and Ilissa Rubinberg

Improving Development Assistance from American Organizations to Deaf Communities in Developing Countries
Amy Wilson

PART TWO: Economics

How We Can Better the Lives of Deaf People in Developing Countries through Business Investment
Adebowale Ogunjirin

Successful Entrepreneurship in Third World Countries
Alok Kumar Kejriwal

Successful Strategies for Deaf Business Professionals
Emilia Chukwama, Ronald Sutcliffe, Jim Macfadden, Yuri Maximenko, David Barber, and Bernard Brown

A Comparative Investigation of Entrepreneurship among Deaf Populations in Developed and Developing Countries
Isaac O. Agboola

PART THREE: Education

Deaf Education: Whose “Way” Is It?
Laurene Simms

Signs of Literacy: Naturalistic Inquiry into ASL/English Bilingualism at Home and at School
Carol J. Erting, Cynthia Neese Bailes, Lynne C. Erting, Carlene Thumann-Preziosoand Marlon Kuntze

Deafness and the Pedagogy of Difference
Gladis Perlin

American Sign Language Curriculum for First-Language ASL Students
Heather Gibson

Asian Deaf Perspectives on Deaf Education
Cynthia J. Plue

Academic Writing of Deaf Students in Higher Education: Processing and Improving
Krister Schönström


Deaf Couples and Adoption
Rune Anda

The Psychological Support Offered to “New Parents” of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Cyprus
Kika Hadjikakou

The Missing Link in Literacy Development—A Parent’s Perspective
Nayantra Kanaye

The Silent Garden: Reaching Out to Your Deaf Children
Paul W. Ogden

Deaf Parents with Teenage Children
Paul Preston

Deaf Parents with Hearing Children: A CODA Symposium
Thomas H. Bull, Elizabeth Beldon, and Bert Pickell

PART FIVE: Health and Mental Health

Mental Health and Deafness Go Global
Barbara Brauer

Mental Health Services in the Philippines: A Deaf Perspective
Maria Tanya L. de Guzman

Cancer Awareness Project: Deaf Cancer Wise
Carly Munro

AIDS and Deaf People: Health Service Delivery and Prevention for Deaf People by Deaf People
Julie Elaine Roy and Michel Turgeon

Reconstructing Deafness: A Solution-Focused Approach to Mental Health
Sue E. Ouellette

PART SIX: History

Russian Deaf Towns
Elena Silianova

Iranian Deaf Culture
Abbas Ali Behmanesh

Our Civil Rights Movements: A Guide for All
Kelby Brick

Houses out of Sand: Building a Deaf Community in Israel
Meir Etedgi

The Status of Deaf People in Developing Countries
Raphael Domingo

PART SEVEN: Language and Culture

The Domino Effect: Changing Values = Changing Language = New Styles of Training
Clark Denmark and Frances Elton

How Is Asian Deaf Culture Different from American Deaf Culture?
Steven Chough and Kristina Dobyns

Sign Language Use among Indigenous Populations
Jeffrey E. Davis

Onomatopoeia in British Sign Language? or, The Visuality/Sensation of Sound
David Fowler and Mark Heaton

What Is Deafhood and Why Is It Important?
Paddy Ladd

Deaf View Image Art: A Manifesto Revisited
Betty Miller, Deborah Sonnenstrahl, Alex Wilhite, and Paul Johnston

PART EIGHT: Literature

Crossing the Divide: Helen Keller and Yvonne Pitrois Dialogue about Vaudeville
Rachel M. Hartig

The Poetics and Politics of Deaf American Literature
Cynthia Peters

ASL Literacy in Early Childhood: ASL Poetry
Robyn Sandford

Conceptual “Rhymes” in Sign Language Poetry
Sarah Taub

PART NINE: Recreation, Leisure, and Sports

The Role of Deaf Sport in Developing and Maintaining Deaf Identity in Great Britain
Jaordan Eickman

Deaf Women and Sports in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects
Anthonia Ngozika Euzouwa

The D/deaf Community, Leisure, and Public Recreation
Gina A. Oliva

PART TEN: Sign Language and Interpreting

How to Be All Things to All People: ASK!
Carole Lazorisak and Lynne Eighinger

Variation in Sign Languages: Methodological Issues and Research Findings
Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, Ruth Reed, Rob Hoopes, Steven Collins, and Karen Petronio

Linguistic Development and Deaf Identity in Rural Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ricardo Vianna Martins

The Role of the U.S. Court Interpreter in the New Millennium
Carla M. Mathers

Narratives in Tactile Sign Language
Johanna Mesch

PART ELEVEN: Technology

Genetics: A Future Peril Facing the Global Deaf Community
Joseph J. Murray

Making Ourselves Heard: The Promise of No-Barriers Communication
Raymond J. Oglethorpe

The Dilemma of Pediatric Cochlear Implants
John B. Christiansen and Irene W. Leigh

The Impact of Genetics Research on the Deaf Community
Jane Dillehay and Kathleen Arnos

WISDOM: Wireless Information Services for Deaf People on the Move
Gunnar Hellström

Telecommunications Access: An American Civil Right
Karen Peltz Strauss and Gregory Hlibok

Accessible Educational Media: Research, Development, and Standards
Larry Goldberg, Madeleine Rothberg, and Mary Watkins


Climbing the Seven Summits: A Deaf Woman’s Dream
Heidi Zimmer

What Makes a Good Deaf Leadership Camp in Germany, Thailand, and the United States?
Dan Brubaker, Beverly Buchanan, Stefan Goldschmidt, and Simeon Hart

A National Organization of Deaf-Blind Youths
Linda Eriksson, Eva Jansson, and Emil Beijersten

The Past, Present, and Future of Deaf Youth in Russia
Vladimir V. Kotenev

Vital Self Determination of Deaf Youth in Russia in Conditions of Social Instability
Dmitry Rebrov



Harvey Goodstein was a professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Gallaudet University and chair of Deaf Way II.

ISBN 978-1-56368-294-0, 7 x 10 casebound, 384 pages, photographs, figures, tables, index


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