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People of the Eye: Stories from the Deaf World

People of the Eye: Stories from the Deaf World

The words of the deaf are rarely recorded: Rachel McKee, bilingual in English and New Zealand sign language, has taken down the life stories of 15 deaf people. This is an account of life in two worlds.

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ISBN 9781877242083
Barcode 9781877242083
Published 30 August 2001 by Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McKee, Rachel

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ISBN-13 9781877242083
ISBN-10 187724208X
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 3-10 working days
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Publication Date 30 August 2001
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McKee, Rachel
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography
Welfare & Benefit Systems
Coping With Disability
NZ, Maori & Pasifika Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Deaf, Deafness, Social aspects, New Zealand
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 264
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 975g
Dewey Code 305.90816209
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Deaf people in New Zealand are often little known outside their own culture. People of the Eye brings their world to life in personal histories translated into English with a series of photographs of the deaf community. The storytellers are both old and young, and they reflect both the diversity and commonality of deaf experience; the painful lives of a generation brought up forbidden to use sign language contrasted with the confidence of young people using New Zealand Sign Language as they attend school and assert deaf pride. The differences between children growing up in deaf families and those who struggle with identity as deaf children in hearing families are illuminating. These are stories of joy and sadness, confusion and resolution, and regret and optimism.

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