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Deaf and Disability Studies
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Susan Burch and
Alison Kafer, Editors

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Introduction: Interventions, Investments, and Intersections

Part One

Identities and Locations
Introduction and Section Questions

“We Are of a Different Class”: Ableist Rhetoric in Deaf America,
1880–1920                                                      Tavian Robinson

Intersecting Reflections                                      Khadijat Rashid

Deaf Matters: Compulsory Hearing and Ability Trouble
                                                                         Kristen Harmon

Focus on Which (Deaf ) Space? Identity and Belonging among
Deaf Women in New Delhi, India                     Michele Friedner

Contested Signs: Deaf Children, Indigeneity, and Disablement
in Denmark and the United States                       Lakshmi Fjord

Part Two

Alliances and Activism
Introduction and Section Questions

Identifying Allies: Explorations of Deaf-Hearing Relationships
                                                    Joan Ostrove and Gina Oliva

Deaf Community Approaches to HIV/AIDS
                              Leila Monaghan and Constanze Schmaling

Unlikely Alliances: Crossing the Deaf and Hearing Divide
                                                                     Lindsey Patterson

Dale Dahl and Judy Heumann: Deaf Man, Disabled Woman—
Allies in 1970s Berkeley
                                                               Corbett Joan O’Toole

Part Three

Boundaries and Overlaps
Introduction and Section Questions

Deaf and Disability Studies: A Conversation with
Yerker Andersson               Yerker Andersson and Susan Burch

Committed Critique: An Interview with Nirmala Erevelles
                                          Nirmala Erevelles and Alison Kafer

“What Not to Pack”: Conducting Research among
Deaf People in Tanzania                                            Jessica Lee

Testing the Social Model of Disability: The United Nations
and Language Access for Deaf People                       Soya Mori

The Tango: Or, What Deaf Studies and Disability
Studies do-do                                     Brenda Jo Brueggemann




Susan Burch is Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

Alison Kafer is Assistant Professor of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX.

ISBN 978-1-56368-464-7, 6 x 9 casebound, 296 pages, tables, references, index


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