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Women and Deafness.

Women and Deafness

Edited by Brenda Jo Brueggemann & Susan Burch

Gallaudet University Press

800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-3695

1563682931 $38.00

Edited by professors Brenda Jo Brueggemann and Susan Burch, Women and Deafness: Double Visions is an anthology of essays by learned authors discussing deafness and deaf identity in the context of women's studies, and vice versa. Pieces contemplate why Hellen Keller, perhaps the most famous deaf woman of all, is remembered primarily as a champion specifically of the blind; the issue of mothers raising their children according to oralist dictates "like ordinary hearing children"; the significance and impact of the Deaf American Beauty Pageant, and much more. A welcome and muchneeded contribution addressing serious gaps in both women's studies and deaf studies reference shelves.
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Title Annotation:Women and Deafness: Double Visions
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Nov 1, 2006
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