I’m pleased to let you know that my book, Introduction to American Deaf Culture, is finally out! After 12 years of preparing the manuscript, it is ready for public perusal. Please click on this link for details about the book.
I believe this book provides a unique, contemporary look at the Deaf experience. Instead of discussing Deaf culture from a traditional perspective such as the importance of the residential school experience and Deaf clubs, the book details the ways that Deaf people lead their lives today. Accordingly, a new definition of Deaf culture is proposed which includes 4 core values that have long been the hallmarks of the Deaf community. They are: Having full access to communication, the importance of information sharing, the necessity of healthy identity formation, and a desire for self-determination.
I would love to get your feedback on the book. Please feel free to share your thoughts.