It’s a small world: international deaf spaces and encounters

Autor/a: FRIEDNER, Michele; KUSTERS, Annelies (eds.)
Año: 2015
Editorial: Wasington DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2015
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 978-1-56368-653-5
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda


It’s a Small World explores the fascinating and, at times, controversial concept of deaf-same (“I am deaf, you are deaf, and so we are the same”) and its influence on deaf spaces locally and globally. The editors and contributors focus on national and international encounters (e.g., conferences, sporting events, arts festivals, camps) and the role of political/economic power structures on deaf lives and the creation of deaf worlds. They also consider important questions about how deaf people negotiate deaf-same and deaf difference, with particular attention to relations between deaf people in the global South (countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with access to fewer resources than other countries) and the global North (countries in Europe, along with Canada, the US, Australia, and several other nations with access to and often control of resources).