Intersectionality-Beyond the Individual: A Look Into Cultural Identity Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children of Multicultural “Hearing” Families

Autor/a: WU, Cheryl L.; GRANT, Nancy C.
Año: 2019
Editorial: Oxford
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


This chapter by a hard-of-hearing psychologist and a hearing social worker focuses on intersectionality as it manifests in multicultural issues arising from the multiple complex social identities of deaf children and youth whose families are hearing and from racially, ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse backgrounds. The authors affirm that intersectionality is not just about dealing with how separate parts of an individual develop. Rather, there is an interactive component in terms of how these separate parts engage each other and the sociopolitical environments that influence them. The child needs to identify and negotiate his or her “diversity within” and then express that complex multicultural identity with clarity and confidence appropriately in different environments. The authors expand on these perspectives and processes using examples to bring issues to life. Finally, they propose an institute to continue the research and create concrete strategies for many situations.

En I. Leigh y C. O’Brien, Deaf Identities: Exploring New Frontiers.