The decline of Deaf clubs in the US: A treatise on the problem of place

Autor/a: PADDEN, Carol
Año: 2007
Editorial: Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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There are very few "places" Deaf people can call their own. For most of their history in the United States, they have occupied spaces built by others and largely controlled by others. Schools for deaf chuldren are a prime example: from the time the first schools for the deaf were built in the early part of the nineteenth century, spaces were designed and organized exclusively for deaf children by their teachers and benefactors, but rarely if ever by Deaf people themselves. Records from some of the first deaf schools included discussions among their boards of directors about how to organize the lives of deaf children into built spaces. Identified first by deafness, deaf children were typically further organized within these schools on other dimensions as well: gender, race, and educational method.

En: D. Bauman (Ed.). "Sightings: Explorations in Deaf Studies".