Outsiders in a Hearing World by Paul C. Higgins
A Sociology of Deafness

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The deaf are outsiders in a world largely created and controlled by those who hear. Based on intensive interviewing, observation, and the personal experience of the author (whose parents are deaf), Outsiders in a Hearing World examines the lives of deaf people within a social and historical context. It examines the communities created by deaf people and the identities of their members, and describes and analyzes the everyday interactions between the deaf and the hearing. Drawing on the works concerning other outsiders, this book not only increases our understanding of deafness and the deaf, but of outsiders in general.

About Paul C. Higgins

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PAUL C. HIGGINS is Sociology Professor at the University of South Carolina at Columbia.
Published June 1, 1980 by SAGE Publications, Inc. 208 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction