Reflections of deaf culture in deaf humor

Autor/a: BIENVENU, M. J.
Año: 1994
Editorial: Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 1994
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


Mainstream American culture teaches that "normal" people are born with five senses: hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch. Of course, Deaf people can't hear, and this causes many people to view the Deaf as deficient and deprived. But nothing could be further from the truth?we have always had five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and a sense of humor. Humor is one way that people share their perceptions of the world, express different levels of intimacy, and find comfort in knowing that others share their beliefs. I am going to focus specifically on four categories which reflect the values, norms, and belief systems of our American Deaf Culture.

En: C. Erting, R. Johnson, D. Smith, & B. Snider (Eds.), The deaf way: Perspectives from the International Conference on Deaf Culture (pp. 16–23).