Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History 1900 to 1942

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Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History 1900 to 1942
Authors: Susan Burch
Year: 2002
Publisher: NYU Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9780814798911
ISBN 10: 814798918
Categorie: Sign Language
Pages: 230 / 241
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Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to 1942 Susan Burch
Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2003 During the nineteenth century, American schools for deaf education regarded sign language as the “natural language” of Deaf people, using it as the principal mode of instruction and communication. These schools inadvertently became the seedbeds of an emerging Deaf community and culture. But beginning in the 1880s, an oralist movement developed that sought to suppress sign language, removing Deaf teachers and requiring deaf people to learn speech and lip reading. Historians have all assumed that in the early decades of the twentieth century oralism triumphed overwhelmingly. Susan Burch shows us that everyone has it wrong; not only did Deaf students continue to use sign language in schools, hearing teachers relied on it as well. In Signs of Resistance, Susan Burch persuasively reinterprets early twentieth century Deaf history: using community sources such as Deaf newspapers, memoirs, films, and oral (sign language) interviews, Burch shows how the Deaf community mobilized to defend sign language and Deaf teachers, in the process facilitating the formation of collective Deaf consciousness, identity and political organization.
Categories:
History – American Studies
Year:
2002
Publisher:
NYU Press
Language:
english
Pages:
23 241
ISBN 10:
0814798918
ISBN 13:
9780814798911
Series:
History of Disability
File:
2.03 MB

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