Overview:Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign against Sign Language - This text explores American culture from the mid-19th century to 1920 through the lens of one episode: the campaign led by Alexander Graham Bell and other prominent Americans to suppress the use of sign language amongst deaf people. The debate about sign language invoked such fundamental questions as what distinguished Americans from non-Americans, civilized people from "savages", humans from animals, men from women, the natural from the unnatural, and the normal from the abnormal. An advocate of the return to sign language, the author found that, although the grounds of the debate have shifted, educators still base decisions on many of the same metaphors and images that led to the misguided efforts to eradicate sign language.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603777003-9780226039640. It was written by the following authors: Douglas C. Baynton. Book Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign against Sign Language, which can be read online, published by the company: The University of Chicago Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Language, History, Reference. The book was published on 1998-06-11 00:00:00. It has 236 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 392 g. File for download Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign against Sign Language has PDF format and is called forbidden-signs-american-culture-and-the-campaign-against-sign-language.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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