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Mother Father Deaf: Living Between Sound and Silence download epub

by Paul Preston

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"Mother father deaf" is the phrase commonly used within the Deaf community to refer to hearing children of deaf parents. These children grow up between two cultures, the Hearing and the Deaf, forever balancing the worlds of sound and silence. Paul Preston, one of these children, takes us to the place where Deaf and Hearing cultures meet, where families like his own embody the conflicts and resolutions of two often opposing world views. Based on 150 interviews with adult hearing children of deaf parents throughout the United States, Mother Father Deaf examines the process of assimilation and cultural affiliation among a population whose lives incorporate the paradox of being culturally "Deaf" yet functionally hearing. It is rich in anecdote and analysis, remarkable for its insights into a family life normally closed to outsiders.

Comments: (6)

This book with the analysis of the psychologist, the people who put this book documented potraitals of my life as well. Aduilt of deaf parents. Most of the stories as if I was there in them. Thanks, I refer back to it often.
Really fast shipping and this book is in excellent condition! :-D I read this book before and really am looking forward to read this book again. Thanks! :-D
Like Preston, I am also a CODA. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am re-ordering after giving away my original copy.
Hard read, but once you get into it you really feel how the informants are feeling as they tell their stories
Was not one of the best reads...did not complete. I felt it was very bias and one sided. I also couldn't get pass some of the verbiage more negative then positive in the few pages I read. My first time not completing a book and it was a required read for my Deaf Ed course. I accepted a failing grade over reading this book. Still passed class with an "A".
Before reading this book, I knew that we should let CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) children be children. I have always been curious about CODA's point of view. I did learn few things and was surprised by couple of things. Thanks, Paul, for satisfying my curiosity.
Mother Father Deaf: Living Between Sound and Silence download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Paul Preston
ISBN: 0674587480
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Harvard University Press; Revised edition (July 21, 1998)
Pages: 288 pages