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Author Jankowski, Katherine A

Title Deaf empowerment : emergence, struggle, and rhetoric / Katherine A. Jankowski
Published Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2002


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 MELB  362.42 Jan/Dee  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- A history of the Deaf community in America -- The struggle begins -- The political forces of the 1960s and 1970s -- The Deaf President Now protest -- Seeking a diversified America -- Conclusion
Summary The story of "the struggle between the dominant hearing society and Deaf people over the best means of communication, with the educational setting as the constant battleground." Includes the influences of other social movements of the 60s and 70s, the Deaf President Now! protest at Gallaudet University, and suggestions and hopes for the future.--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-191) and index
Subject Deaf -- United States -- History
Deaf -- Civil rights -- United States -- History
Deaf -- Means of communication -- United States -- History
Deaf -- Civil rights.
Deaf -- Means of communication.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 9781563685880