International Deaf Space in Social Media: The Deaf Experience in the United States

Autor/a: KURZ, Christopher A. N., CUCULICK, Jess
Año: 2015
Editorial: Gallaudet University Press, 2015
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda


A Deaf American during an interview Most descriptions of Deaf space define the term as physical spaces where Deaf people meet and share experiences through visual communication (Gulliver 2009; Solvang and Haualand 2014; Valentine and Skelton 2008, 2009). Places in which Deaf spaces were established could be, but were not limited to, schools, clubs, organizations, conferences, congresses, sports, religious sites, and Deaf community events. In this chapter, we document how Deaf space also can be created in nonphysical spaces such as social network sites (SNS). Physical encounters are not required for creating Deaf spaces. People have turned to social media to enhance interaction opportunities in schools, businesses, communities, and society in general (Hanna, Rohm, and Crittenden 2011). Social media has become an Internet -based movement where people utilize community-based websites and share information with others.

En: Friedner, M. y Kusters, A. (2015): It's a small world: international deaf spaces and encounters, pp. 225-236.