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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That 25 yearlong mission culminated in the first ever FDP (Federation of Deaf
People) march to Trafalgar Square in July 1999, and the torch is now in the
hands of young Deaf people who remind me so much of the people we once
were all ...
I trust that when their Deaf sisters and brothers, both across the 'third world' and
here at home, receive the treatment and ... are also due for support throughout to
Alys Young, who was a wonderful source of insights, suggestions and support, ...
given include mainstreaming in education which cuts young deaf and Deaf
children off from the traditional entry route, technological developments such as
the textphone and captioned television, as well as changing social patterns
based on ...
From the 1950s onwards, Deaf offspring of Commonwealth migrants began to
appear, and at the present time there are substantial numbers of Deaf Black and
Asian people, mostly young, with the oldest being in their forties. Their
Disabled Deaf people Although there are considerable numbers of hearing-
impaired disabled people, the Deaf community ... Young Deaf people Although
what I describe here is the UK situation, there are many similarities elsewhere,
and the ...
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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