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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It is what does not happen that gives one pause for thought. Shock is not carried
over into political action. We know that changes in the apartheid system owe
much to white support, boycotts and actions. We know that other political
struggles of ...
Since this issue does not benefit adult Deaf individuals directly, its place at the
top of their agenda is in striking contrast to the natural self-interest of the political
agendas and campaigns of most other groups, and speaks volumes about the ...
Growing political activity saw the BDA reaching its peak in the late 1980s with a
succession of mass lobbies of the Conservative Government and important
interventions in the European Parliament. However, its political activity tailed off
Political oppression – Deaf communities as colonies As we know, one of the
primary aims of this book is to enable those involved in multilingual issues to not
only recognise the Deaf community situation but to accept that a place should be
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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