Images of Difference: Deaf and Hearing in the United States

Autor/a: FJORD, L.
Año: 1996
Editorial: Anthropology and Humanism, Vol. 21, (1996) pp. 55-69
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


Deaf people and hearing people in the United States pose unusually difficult referencing problems for each other despite the fact that most deaf people are born into hearing families. Because the deaf and the hearing do not readily or easily share a language, communication issues are at the center of a larger social debate about whether the deaf are a separate culture, and whether they have a medical disability. This article looks at threads of history that have shaped this cultural debate, including the American egalitarianism that has led to the creation and standardization of separate categories of people such as the Deaf.