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Title Deaf and disability studies : interdisciplinary perspectives / Susan Burch, Alison Kafer, editors

Publ Info Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2010
 CCRI-Newport  HV2380 .D25 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HV2380 .D25 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxvii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-286) and index
Contents "We are of a different class" : ableist rhetoric in deaf America, 1880-1920 / Tavian Robinson -- Intersecting reflections / Khadijat Rashid -- Deaf matters : compulsory hearing and ability trouble / Kristen Harmon -- Focus on which (deaf) space? : identity and belonging among deaf women in New Delhi, India / Michele Friedner -- Contested signs : deaf children, indigeneity, and disablement in Denmark and the United States / Lakshmi Fjord -- Identifying allies : explorations of deaf-hearing relationships / Joan Ostrove and Gina Oliva -- Deaf community approaches to HIV/AIDS / Leila Monaghan and Constanze Schmaling -- Unlikely alliances : crossing the deaf and hearing divide / Lindsey Patterson -- Dale Dahl and Judy Heumann : deaf man, disabled woman-allies in 1970s Berkeley / Corbett Joan O'Toole -- Deaf and disability studies : a conversation with Yerker Andersson / Yerker Andersson and Susan Burch -- Committed critique : an interview with Nirmala Erevelles / Nirmala Erevelles and Alison Kafer -- "What not to pack" : conducting research among deaf people in Tanzania / Jessica Lee -- Testing the social model of disability : the United Nations and language access for deaf people / Soya Mori --The tango, or, What deaf studies and disability studies do-do / Brenda Jo Brueggemann
Note "This collection presents 14 essays by renowned scholars on Deaf people, Deathood, Deaf histories, and Deaf identity, but from different points of view on the Deaf/Disability compass. Editors Susan Burch and Alison Kafer have divided these works around three themes. The first, Identities and Locations, explores Deaf identity in different contexts. Topics range from a history of activism shaped by the ableism of Deaf elites in the United States from 1880-1920, to a discussion of the roles that economics, location, race, and culture play in the experiences of a Deaf woman from northern Nigeria now living in Washington, D.C." "The second theme, Alliances and Activism, showcases activism organized across differences. Studies include a feminist analysis of how deaf and hearing women build successful teams through shared responsibility for communication, and an examination of how intracultural variations in New York City and Quebec affect deaf-focused HIV/AIDS programs. The third theme, Boundaries and Overlaps, explicitly addresses the relationships between Deaf Studies and Disability Studies. Interviews with scholars from both disciplines help define these relationships. Another contributor calls for hearing/not deaf people with disabilities to support their Deaf peers in gaining language access to the United Nations. Deaf and Disability Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives reveals that different questions often lead to contrary conclusions by authors who still recognize that they all have a stake in this partnership." "Susan Burgh is Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT" "Alison Kafer is Assistant Professor of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX"--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Deaf
Interdisciplinary research
Mesh Subject Deafness
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Disabled Persons
Interpersonal Relations
Social Identification
Add Author Burch, Susan
Kafer, Alison
ISBN 9781563684647 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1563684640 (hardcover : alk. paper)