Talking culture: Deaf people and Disability Studies

Autor/a: PADDEN, Carol
Año: 2005
Editorial: Proceedings of the Modern Language Association. Vol. 120, Nº 2 (2005)
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Historia, Arte y Cultura


The history of disability studies overlaps nicely with the history of deaf studies. Both came into being roughly at the same time, in the last two decades. Just as there are new programs of disability studies in universities across the United States and around the world, there are new programs of deaf studies at places like the University of Iowa, Gallaudet University, Northeastern University, and California State University, Northridge. The idea of a "deaf studies" is still so new that the prhase feels novel and unexpected, but the idea gained a certain inevitability as a field of inquiry began to develop around the history of deaf people, their lives, their communities and cultures.