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“We’re the Same, I’m Deaf, You’re Deaf, Huh!”

Donna West

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0024
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The author worked with Paul Scott, the author of chapter 12, educating deaf children before entering academia. This chapter reports on an earlier research project in which the author interviewed ... More


Do Deaf Children Eat Deaf Carrots?

Paul Scott

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0023
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The author of this chapter works as exactly the sort of social, cultural and language role model that deaf children need, as argued in previous chapters. He describes methods in teaching deaf ... More


Limits and Disability Theology

Deborah Beth Creamer

in Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369151
eISBN:
9780199871193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369151.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a limits model of theological reflection, attending to the fluidity of human embodiment and most particularly the claim that limits are an unsurprising aspect of being human. ... More


Deafhood and Deaf Educators: Some Thoughts

Paddy Ladd

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0025
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The author uses chapter 12 as a jumping off point to talk about deaf education in general. The chapter opens with the value of Deaf educators in the deaf classroom, and argues that deaf education is ... More


Identity and the Power of Labels

Irene W. Leigh

in A Lens on Deaf Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195320664
eISBN:
9780199864584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320664.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Chapter 1 begins with an explanation of the identity construct. Information on the evolution of identities and how people categorize themselves is provided. This constitutes the background for issues ... More


The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry

Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard, and Ulf Hedberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759293
eISBN:
9780199863372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759293.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

What are ethnic groups? Are Deaf people who sign American Sign Language (ASL) an ethnic group? The book brings deaf studies, history, cultural anthropology, genetics, sociology, and disability ... More


Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in China

Jun Hui Yang

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0021
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

In the Chinese social situation, heath care, education, and employment are consistent family concerns. While 80 percent of deaf children receive an education now, many do not use standardized Chinese ... More


The Deaf Way: Living a Deaf Life

R. A. R. Edwards

in Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722435
eISBN:
9780814724033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722435.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores various facets of Deaf culture and community during the nineteenth century, revealing how the Deaf world has distinguished itself from the hearing populace via physical, ... More


HIV/AIDS and Deaf Communities in South Africa: A Conversation

John Meletse and Ruth Morgan

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The authors extend chapter 9’s discussion to a different world arena, South Africa. They, too, talk about pernicious effects of lack of access to proper health information, particularly regarding ... More


Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in India

Madan M. Vasishta

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0022
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Attention shifts to another developing country, India. The chapter highlights the two main problems hampering deaf rights: lack of appreciation of Deaf culture and lack of successful role models. ... More


Deaf Mobilization around the World: A Personal Perspective

Yerker Andersson

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

In this chapter the author recounts his work, supporting the call for the establishment of schools and local and national organizations for deaf people, as well as supporting the call for ... More


Pluralization: An Alternative to the Existing Hegemony in JSL

Soya Mori

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The author of this chapter has been advising the Myanmar government on policy regarding deaf people. Because Myanmar does not have a national deaf community, a national sign language cannot emerge ... More


The Impact of Identity and Culturally Responsive School Leadership: Leaders of Schools and Programs for the Deaf

Catherine A. O’Brien

in Deaf Identities: Exploring New Frontiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190887599
eISBN:
9780190091989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887599.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the relationship between culturally responsive school leadership and school culture in schools for the deaf. The author demonstrates how Deaf culture, identity, and culturally ... More


Introduction

R. A. R. Edwards

in Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722435
eISBN:
9780814724033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722435.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter establishes “Deafness,” and not mere “deafness”—which speaks only of the body and its failings—as a vibrant, subaltern culture with a language, community, and history of its ... More


Two Voices: Singers in the Hearing/Deaf Borderlands

Katherine Meizel

in Multivocality: Singing on the Borders of Identity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190621469
eISBN:
9780190621506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190621469.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 discusses the work of d/Deaf singers and their fraught relationships with voice, signing, and both Hearing and Deaf cultures. This chapter highlights the problems of defining Deafness ... More


Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture

R. A. R. Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722435
eISBN:
9780814724033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722435.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During the early nineteenth century, schools for the deaf appeared in the United States for the first time. These schools were committed to the use of sign language to educate deaf students. Manual ... More


When “Inclusion” Jeopardizes the Learning Opportunities of Deaf Students: The Case of Chile

María Rosa Lissi, Christian Sebastián, Martín Vergara, and Cristián Iturriaga

in Deaf Education Beyond the Western World: Context, Challenges, and Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190880514
eISBN:
9780190947538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190880514.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Deaf education in Chile has made important progress during the past 30 years, particularly during the past decade. However, many of these achievements have brought new problems and challenges. This ... More


Cleavings: Critical Losses in the Politics of Deaf Gain

Michael Davidson

in Invalid Modernism: Disability and the Missing Body of the Aesthetic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198832812
eISBN:
9780191880476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832812.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Using poems by Emily Dickinson and recent work in cultural and queer theory, this final chapter explores the fine line between “gain” and “loss” in disability studies. Using the author’s own ... More


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