The Emergence of International Deaf Spaces in France from Desloges 1779 to the Paris Congress of 1900

Autor/a: GULLIVER, Mike
Año: 2015
Editorial: Gallaudet University Press, 2015
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 9781563686535
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda


Deaf community picnics in Paris had drawn sizeable crowds in recent years, but the congress was an exceptionally large gathering. More than two hundred Deaf people from all over the world were drawn to the glittering pavilions of the 1900 World Fair. Most French Deaf people had come simply to be with other Deaf people and to enjoy being a community of visual people in an otherwise predominantly hearing world. Overseas attendance only strengthened that community experience , as did the universality of sign language, which allowed those familiar with different local and national sign languages to rapidly negotiate international communication.

En: Friedner, M. y Kusters, A. (2015): It's a small world: international deaf spaces and encounters, pp. 3-14.