Deaf People's Coping Strategies in an Everyday Employment Context

Autor/a: LINDSAY, Mette Sommer
Año: 2020
Editorial: Deaf Studies Digital Journal, nº 5 (2020): Deaf Studies Conference: Transformations
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Vídeo digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


My PhD is inspired by both disability studies and feminist perspectives on labour market structures for several reasons. The existing research on deaf people and their experience of work is often focused on problems, issues, and experiences of lack/deficiency: lack of accessibility, poor communication with colleges and surrounding society, high levels of unemployment or underemployment. The data are often statistics and remain un-theorized; there is little qualitative data.  Although it is important data, especially on a political level, they do not provide much information on how deaf people navigate and strategize career progress and advancement. Furthermore, they do not shed light on creative and useful coping strategies for facing structural discrimination and (audist) micro-aggressions. My research aims to change this.