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Understanding Deaf Culture : In Search of Deafhood.

Author: Paddy Ladd (Lecturer and MSc Co-ordinator, Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol)
Publisher: Clevedon : Multilingual Matters, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paddy Ladd (Lecturer and MSc Co-ordinator, Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol)
ISBN: 9781853595479 1853595470
OCLC Number: 475918531
Description: 1 online resource (532 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations; Plates; Introduction; Chapter 1 Deaf Communities; Chapter 2 Deafness and Deafhood in Western Civilisation --
Towards the Development of a New Conceptual Framework; Chapter 3 Twentieth Century Discourses; Chapter 4 Culture --
Definitions and Theories; Chapter 5 Deaf Culture: Discourses and Definitions; Chapter 6 Researching Deaf Communities --
Subaltern Researcher Methodologies; Chapter 7 The Roots of Deaf Culture: Residential Schools; Chapter 8 The Roots of Deaf Culture: Deaf Clubs and Deaf Subalterns.

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This book assesses the concepts of Deaf culture. It illustrates the pitfalls which have been created for Deaf communities by the medical concept of `deafness' and contrasts this with a new concept of  Read more...

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