Deaf Empowerment: Resistance and Decolonization
Deaf Empowerment presents case studies of attempts at decolonization of Deaf Peoples’ spaces and practices across a range of eras, nationalities, ages and genders. Included are chapters on international Deaf history, Guatemala, the history of naming of Deaf people, communities in South Dakota, the Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, and contemporary United States.This book’s ground-breaking studies tackle historical and modern perspectives of the individual and collective ways in which Deaf/Sign Language People (SLP) have attempted or achieved empowerment. Rather than taking a primarily American-centric focus as much of the work in Deaf Studies often takes, the international and multigenerational nature of the entries lends new insights into the lives of Deaf/SLP
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