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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BDA/BDDA: BDHS: BDSC: FDP: HMFD: LDVP: MHGS: NAD: NUD: SDASA:
SHED: SWD: WOD: The British Deaf (formerly Deaf and Dumb) Association,
formed in 1890 is the nationally structured and elected organisation of Deaf
people in the ...
Similarly, education has been placed at the head of almost every Deaf agenda
for as long as there have been Deaf organisations. Since this issue does not
benefit adult Deaf individuals directly, its place at the top of their agenda is in
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 them forward into combat. Thus the
Initially, these were informally organised (although Deaf international soccer, for
example, is over 100 years old, and the first of the [now fouryearly] World Games
for the Deaf took place in 1924). Formal UK regional bodies were established ...
The social organisations were described earlier; this section concentrates on
political organisations, that is, organisations either run by Deaf people
themselves or claiming to be. Once again it would impossible to give sufficient
detail about ...
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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