Deafscapes: the language and heritage of the Deaf world

Autor/a: GULLIVER, Mike
Año: 2005
Editorial: 2005
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


This paper, therefore, concentrates on the nature of the Heritage-making process. Not the mechanics of applications for grants or the management of heritage projects but rather the invisible gate-keeping discourses that govern what we find acceptable as a target for heritage attention. I would like to begin this paper by presenting two different versions of Deaf history, and then using each one to construct a corresponding landscape. By comparing the two I will then be able to take a more critical look at the implicit principles of heritage - making and raise some questions which, although initially uncomfortable, represent very exciting implications for the field.

Paper presented at Cultural Landscapes in the 21st Century Forum, UNESCO, University and Heritage 10th International Seminar, Newcastle upon Tyne, 11-6 April 2005.