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A Journey Into the Deaf World

Three scholars of Deaf culture offer insights into the U.S. Deaf community among people who use American Sign Language.
Cover of the book "Journey into the Deaf-World" by Harlan Lane, Bob Hoffmeister, and Ben Bahan

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A Journey Into the Deaf World, by Harlan Lane, Ben Bahan, Robert Hoffmeister

In this book, three scholars of Deaf culture offer insights into the deaf community, particularly among deaf people in the United States who use American Sign Language. The book talks about what deaf culture is, how sign language benefits deaf children and hearing people, how deaf people integrate into society, and more.

This book was co-written by Harlan Lane, Ben Bahan, and Robert Hoffmeister. One author (Ben Bahan) is deaf, the other two are hearing. One of the authors (Robert Hoffmeister) has deaf parents. This book was published in May 1996. Although some of the content is out of date, this book is considered a classic in the field of Deaf Studies. It is often assigned as required reading in some university programs.

This book is not available for free, but it may be possible to purchase it. Some possible sellers are listed below. Please be aware that not all book sellers will send books to your country. If they do send books to your country, they may still be unable to send the specific book you want. Please communicate directly with book sellers to ask.

For people who have print disabilities (for example, blind people), you can try looking for this book in an accessible format via an online service like Bookshare. Or, if you use a library service for people with print disabilities that participates in the ABC Global Book Service, you may wish to inquire whether this book is available.

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