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Reaction paper 3 - Matthew Greve Reaction Paper #3 11/05/07...

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Matthew Greve 11/05/07 Reaction Paper #3 ASL 152 What defines a culture? Webster’s dictionary defines it as “the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, etc.” Starting with the arts: The Deaf community has over a dozen people that show excellence in the arts including painters Dr. Betty G. Miller, Chuck Baird and sculptors such as Dr. Paul Johnston and Guy Wonder. All of these artists were featured at the Deaf Way arts festival at Gallaudet University in May 1989. Not to leave out the amazing writer mark Drolsbaugh who wrote an excellent autobiography Deaf Again . The Deaf culture definitely has set letters as you can see in the sign language alphabet. The Deaf community certainly does have their own social customs when it comes to getting together. There is certain ways for introducing someone, getting someone’s attention, and saying goodbye. The big question is “Is deafness a disability or is it a culture?”
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