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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Speaking across from one minority group to another, they helped me to
recognise crucial parallels as they arose and assisted me in sensing deeper
levels of kinship which existed. I trust that when their Deaf sisters and brothers,
both across ...
Education and socialisation As explained earlier, Deaf communities differ from
other linguistic minorities in one crucial respect – their language and culture can
be transmitted down the generations only by the 5–10% with Deaf parents. For
Once ideologies gain hegemony (control), those who command the economic '
superstructure' of a society maximise their persuasive power through their control
of crucial sets of discourses. Over time, therefore, many of those who once ...
It will emerge that a crucial aspect of that epistemology is that it is not simply
oppositional, but that it examines and presents the nature and significance of
Deaf people's relationships to each other. The subaltern It is crucial to any
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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