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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... Oralist Discourses and Deaf People Social Class and 19th Century Discourses
on Welfare and Charity Oralism and the Renewed Religious Discourse The Micro
-Physics of Power and the Oralist Discursive System Post-Milan Developments ...
Entering the room, you will see all around a display of the various totems placed
there by its curators – ear trumpets from the 17th century, hearing aids from the
20th century, models of the ear and diagrams of its tiniest parts. Drawings of Deaf
What could we have been had we not been forced to endure more than a century
of English illiteracy, selfshame and stigma? Who and what were we in the
centuries before such prohibitions descended, when Deaf professionals and
literacy over the century. But in providing an anchor for collecting and
maintaining views and decisions, this post also acts as a springboard for higher
level organisation – if one does not record decisions, then meetings cannot take
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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