Dysconscious Audism: an investigation into the reasons behind the lack of unity, thus preventing growth, within the deaf community

Autor/a: SAVVA, Ezio
Año: 2013
Editorial: University of East London
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


"[Audism] appears in the form of people who continually judge deaf people’s intelligence and success on the basis of their ability in the language of the hearing culture” (Bauman, 2004). This dissertation analyses the data collected from interviews completed by deaf people on Dysconscious Audism: the negative attitudes and prejudices whereby Deaf people intentionally or unintentionally discriminate against other Deaf people. It compares Dysconscious Audism and Audism and looks at how Social Enterprise can focus on tackling Dysconscious Audism by providing new deaf-led, deaf schools that would raise Deaf Consciousness of Deaf culture and pride in deaf identity by educating in sign language. This research identifies and exposes a newly-found form of Dysconscious Audism, termed Deaf-Elitism, that reinforces the notion that internalised class distinctions affects relationships between members of the Deaf Community.