A Deaf Diaspora? Imagining Deaf Worlds Across and Beyond Nations

Autor/a: EMERY, Steven D.
Año: 2015
Editorial: Gallaudet University Press, 2015
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda


When I was invited to be part of a grant application at the University of Bristol to study a wide range of diaspora communities,1 the notion that Deaf people make up a diaspora was strongly challenged. I was faced with many questions: In what ways are Deaf people a diaspora? Deaf people form communities that are traditionally understood to be a diaspora, but Deaf people themselves, how can that be so? Surely they are best understood as forming a linguistic minority group? Where or what is the historical homeland from which they have been expelled and seek to return? This experience challenged me to piece together an academic position paper to the group that outlined the extent to which Deaf people form a diaspora. It became apparent that the way in which Deaf communities make up a diaspora is mainly implicitly implied rather than explicitly theorized in the Deaf studies literature.

En: Friedner, M. y Kusters, A. (2015): It's a small world: international deaf spaces and encounters, pp. 187-198.