• Open Your Eyes: Deaf Studies Talking

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    ISBN
    978-0-81664-619-7

    Authors
    Edited by H-Dirksen L. Bauman

    Components
    7 X 10 Paperback

    Length
    308 pages

    Item Number
    9789B

    Copyright
    2008

    Open Your Eyes: Deaf Studies Talking

    In Open Your Eyes, leading and emerging scholars, the majority of whom are deaf, consider physical and cultural boundaries of deaf places and probe the complex intersections of deaf identities with gender, sexuality, disability, family, and race. Together, they explore the role of sensory perception in constructing community, redefine literacy in light of signed languages, and delve into the profound medical, social, and political dimensions of the disability label often assigned to deafness.

    Moving beyond proving the existence of deaf culture, Open Your Eyes shows how the culture contributes vital insights on issues of identity, language, and power, and, ultimately, challenges our culture's obsession with normalcy. 

    Contributors: Benjamin Bahan, Douglas C. Baynton, Frank Bechter, MJ Bienvenu, Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Lennard J. Davis, Lindsay Dunn, Lawrence Fleischer, Genie Gertz, Hilde Haualand, Robert Hoffmeister, Tom Humphries, Arlene Blumenthal Kelly, Marlon Kuntze, Paddy Ladd, Harlan Lane, Joseph J. Murray, Carol Padden.

    H-Dirksen L. Bauman is professor and director of the graduate program in deaf studies at Gallaudet University. He is coeditor of Signing the Body Poetic: Essays in American Sign Language Literature, executive editor of Deaf Studies Digital Journal, and executive producer and co director of the documentary film Audism Unveiled.

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