Understanding Deaf Culture: A Critical Review
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Embed Size px. Start on. Show related SlideShares at end. WordPress Shortcode. Published in: Healthcare. Full Name Comment goes here. His long-term study argues that while the primary goal of the Deaf residential school experience under Oralism is to construct deafness as abnormality, education among deaf peers is crucial for the development of Deaf communal identity. While his immediate goal is to distinguish Deaf-centered research from deafness research, these distinctions allow for "degrees of oppositionality" within minority cultures that could serve as useful models for scholars seeking a nuanced discussion of resistance.
Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood
In this discussion, Ladd calls attention to his own "strategic" essentializing and to the limitations of his text; however, he does so not to foreclose critique, but to encourage further critical dialogue. His book, then, is offered as a prolegomenon, not only as the first of three volumes of work by Ladd on Deafhood, but from workers in other fields. Future projects include Conversations in Deafhood, which will provide a DVD of informants' "untranslated work. Ultimately, Ladd's book takes a bold risk by asserting that the goals of Deaf Studies are not always in tandem with those of Disability Studies.
He suggests that the central issue of Disability discourse is contention over forced exclusion while Deaf discourse rejects forced inclusion. Understanding Deaf Culture is a necessary library addition not only for critics in these burgeoning fields, but for all scholars engaged with models of qualitative research.
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Understanding Deaf Culture — In Search of Deafhood, Paddy Ladd: A Critical Review
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