Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood
This book presents a ‘Traveller’s Guide’ to Deaf Culture, starting from the premise that Deaf cultures have an important contribution to make to other academic disciplines, and human lives in general. Within and outside Deaf communities, there is a need for an account of the new concept of Deaf culture, which enables readers to assess its place alongside work on other minority cultures and multilingual discourses. The book aims to assess the concepts of culture, on their own terms and in their many guises and to apply these to Deaf communities. The author illustrates the pitfalls which have been created for those communities by the medical concept of ‘deafness’ and contrasts this with his new concept of “Deafhood”, a process by which every Deaf child, family and adult implicitly explains their existence in the world to themselves and each other.
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Deaf informants themselves. Chapters 7 and 8 are concerned with identifying the
roots and traditions of Deaf cultures, locating them in the Deaf residential schools
and Deaf clubs respectively. Chapter 7 focuses on the cultural strategies ...
Indeed there are thousands of small, Deaf-run organisations concerned both with
local, regional and national issues, and artistic, leisure, sporting and minority
interests. Almost all of these have been traditionally sited around the Deaf club ...
absolutely vital to community life', since it serves not only as a focus, but as a
multi-generational entity within which Deaf values and norms are passed down
through the history of the club. Traditionally, clubs were open two or three times a
given include mainstreaming in education which cuts young deaf and Deaf
children off from the traditional entry route, ... Deaf sport Of those activities which
take place outside the club, sport has traditionally been the main focus of Deaf ...
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He has explained about the journey of being Deaf and understanding what Deaf culture is all about. It's a great book. Wordy or not, he's from England which is why he helped us to be aware about Deafhood.
Twentieth Century Discourses
Culture Definitions and Theories
Discourses and Definitions
Researching Deaf Communities Subaltern Researcher
Deaf Clubs and Deaf Subalterns
Subaltern Rebels and Deafhood National Dimensions
Conclusions and Implications