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.
Results 1-5 of 10
Nevertheless, the important task of understanding Deaf communities cannot be
said even to have begun whilst Deaf cultural research remains unrecognised and
unfunded. This term was developed in 1990 by the present author in order to ...
For in order to understand how something like this has escaped notice on such a
planet-wide, century-long scale, one has to be able to understand the true nature
of the society in which we live; how political power, medical and educational ...
It would be unfortunate for anyone to simply assume that a mental understanding
of one's role in oppressing others is the be-all and end-all of the self-changing
process. As one stands at the beginning of a new century and millennium, it is ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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