Deaf Around the World: The Impact of Language
Mathur, G., & Napoli, D. J. (2011). Deaf around the world: The impact of language. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.
Deaf around the World focuses on linguistics of various sign languages around the world (Mathur & Napoli, 2011). Issues of linguistic oppression and colonization among Deaf minority groups are highlighted. The myriad of issues faced by Deaf communities from developing countries such as education, language politics of sign languages, and HIV/AIDS are raised. The book contains detailed accounts of social situations and the education of Deaf children in both China and India. There is also a chapter on Best Practices for Collaborating with Deaf Communities in Developing Countries which discusses cultural attitudes and barriers towards Deaf people in developing countries as well as tools, resources and training for empowering Deaf people in developing countries to find solutions to their own problems in ways that respond to their individual needs and are culturally relevant to their contexts. This book is a clear portrayal of the challenges, diversity and the richness that exists within Deaf communities around the world.