Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences

Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences

A Biographical Dictionary

Book - 1995
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Over the past 30 years, the number of deaf persons studying in colleges and universities has increased from several hundred to more than 12,000. Yet, attitudinal barriers continue to make it difficult for deaf people to enter some fields. This volume provides detailed biographical entries on 150 outstanding deaf individuals, highlighting their contributions to the arts and sciences. It includes several Nobel Prize laureate scientists, an Academy Award winning actress, poets, writers, world-class dancers, and a cadre of painters and sculptors. Some individuals are included for their leadership in education or politics or because they were the first deaf person to hold certain positions.

Emphasis is on the subjects' contributions to the arts and the sciences, and particular attention is paid to how being deaf influenced their world view and personal direction. The volume includes many newly-discovered accomplished deaf people, and an appendix listing provides information on additional artists, writers, and scientists of note.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995
ISBN: 9780313291708
0313291705
Call Number: 920.0087 L252d
Characteristics: xvii, 424 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Meath-Lang, Bonnie

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