Deaf Culture Online Week 1 – PPT #1 Toby Welch ASL Professor
QuestionSee Iceberg picture.What do you think?Why did I insert this picture inPPT?What has to do with DeafCulture?How much do you know aboutDeaf Culture?How do you learn Deaf cultureand where do you learn itfrom?Discuss in discussion forum.
ContentIntroductionDeaf StudiesDeaf CultureDeafhoodDeaf Community
IntroductionSee iceberg. Think about it.On surface displays many ornumerous people think theyknow or understand the Deafculture. But below the waterdisplays how much depthinformation that numerous donot know about Deaf culture. Itis included you. After youstudy this course, you will ableto taste half of iceberg. Youwould have better knowledgethan other people who areignorant about Deaf culture.Let us begin the journey!
Deaf StudiesDeaf Studies are academic Please see website aboutdisciplines concerned with the Deaf studies:study of the deaf social life of http://www.independent.co.uk/human groups and individuals student/career-planning/az-including anthropology, careers/deaf-studies-economics, geography, 671539.htmlhistory, political science,psychology, social studies, http://deafness.about.com/cs/dand sociology. The Deaf eafstudies1/a/deafstudies.htmstudies comprise the scientificstudy of the deaf-relatedaspects of the world. (sourcefromhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaf_studies)
Deaf CultureDeaf culture describes the Members of the Deafsocial beliefs, behaviors, art, community tend toliterary traditions, history, view deafness as a differencevalues and shared institutions in human experience ratherof communities that are than a disability.affected by deafness andwhich use sign languages asthe main means ofcommunication. When usedas a cultural label, theword deaf is often written witha capital D, and referred toas "big D Deaf" in speech andsign. When used as a label forthe audiological condition, it iswritten with a lower case d.
Deaf CultureThe community may include Deaf community if he or shefamily members of deaf "identifies him/herself as apeople and sign-language member of the Deafinterpreters who identify with community, and otherDeaf culture and does not members accept that personautomatically include all as a part of the community."people who are deaf or hardof hearing. According toAnna Mindess, "it is not theextent of hearing loss thatdefines a member of the Deafcommunity but the individualsown sense of identity andresultant actions." As with allsocial groups that a personchooses to belong to, aperson is a member of the
Deaf CultureDeaf culture is recognizedunder article 30, paragraph 4of the UnitedNations Convention on theRights of Persons withDisabilities, which states that"Persons with disabilities shallbe entitled, on an equal basiswith others, to recognition andsupport of their specificcultural and linguistic identity,including sign languages anddeaf culture."(Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaf_culture)
DeafhoodDeafhood is a term coined Unlike deafness, which isby Paddy Ladd in his often used to describe deafbook "Understanding Deaf people only in terms ofCulture: In Search of their hearing loss, DeafhoodDeafhood." While the asserts being Deaf has aprecise meaning of the word positive value for humankindremains deliberately vague— and does not need to be curedLadd himself calls Deafhood a like a disease. Many other"process" rather than Deaf people, like Ella Maesomething finite and clear—it Lentz have used this term toattempts to convey an explain a Deaf personsaffirmative and positive unique personal journey toacceptance of being deaf. discover and understand themselves as a Deaf person. Some in the Deaf community, regardless of whether or not they had read Ladds book,
Deafhoodlatched onto this concept as a construct that identity aroundway to unite the varied several differently orderedsegments of the deaf sets of priorities andcommunity. Others have found principles, which are affectedthe term too ambiguous to be by various factors such ashelpful. nation, era, and class."H-Dirksen L. Bauman quotes According to Ladd, DeafhoodLadds definition of requires Deaf people toDeafhood in the introduction evaluate and liberateof the work Open Your Eyes: themselves from the oppression they have faced"Deafhood is not seen as a historically from the majorityfinite state but as a process by hearing society. To thiswhich Deaf individuals come process of self-liberation,to actualize their Deaf identity, Ladd writes:positing that those individuals
Deafhood"...I found myself and others Deaf people are engaged in acoining a new label of daily praxis, a continuingDeafhood. Deafhood is not, internal and externalhowever, a static medical dialogue." (Ladd, 2003:3)condition like deafness.Instead, it represents a (Source:process - the struggle by each http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeDeaf child, Deaf family and afhood)Deaf adult to explain tothemselves and each othertheir own existence in theworld. In sharing their liveswith each other as acommunity, and enactingthose explanations rather thanwriting books about them,
Deaf CommunityIn general, the DeafCommunity consists of Deafpeople who use sign languageand share in Deaf culture.Source: Jay, Michelle (2012-01-24). Dont Just Sign...Communicate!: A StudentsPocket Guide to DeafCommunity Terminology (p.14). Judea Media, LLC. KindleEdition.
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SourceDeaf Studies -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaf_studiesDeaf Culture -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaf_cultureDeafhood -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeafhoodDeaf Community - Jay,Michelle (2012-01-24). DontJust Sign... Communicate!: AStudents Pocket Guide toDeaf Community Terminology