On (Always) Passing

Autor/a: BRUEGGEMANN, Brenda Jo
Año: 2019
Editorial: Oxford
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


This chapter is a treatise on the issue of passing as a hard-of-hearing, or rather, as a deaf adult. The author, who comes from a background in English studies and rhetorical analysis, forged her professional identity as a deaf female academic grounded in the arts and humanities. Using this background as a foundation, she has created an extensive body of literature on the meanings of disability, deaf identities, gender, and the interactions of all three. Her thoughts and experiences as a deaf academic and deaf family member related to these three constructs have propelled her to describe in this chapter how she has moved from her previous conceptualization of “almost passing” as a hearing individual to “always passing” as a deaf individual. She illustrates how taking a stand regarding passing and being upfront about her needs as a deaf person can be affirming in terms of identity.

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