The Politics of Deafness (Paperback)
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BeschreibungThe Politics of Deafness embarks upon a post-modern examination of the search for identity in deafness and its relationship to the prevalent hearing culture that has marginalized Deaf people. Author Owen Wrigley plainly states his intention to disrupt "normal" thought about the popularly considered condition of deafness as a physical deficiency. From his decade of experience working and living in the Deaf community in Thailand, he uses wideranging examples to go beyond disputing conventional theorists for their interpretation of deafness as the lack of a sensory function. By calling attention to the different lingual potential created by the instant visual expression of cyberspace, he explodes orthodox conceptualization of the nature of language as serially ordered and dependent upon sound. The Politics of Deafness offers an insightful and intriguing perspective on the meanings of Deafness, the politics of Deaf identity, and what it costs to be "unusual."
PressestimmenThe questions Wrigley raises are troubling and politically compelling. Each chapter encourages readers to examine their own values and thinking in regard to those with hearing loss.
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: GALLAUDET UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1997
Seitenanzahl: 289 Seiten