Deaf Studies

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Agatha Tiegel Hanson

Our Places in the Sun

Agatha Tiegel Hanson (1873-1959) is regarded as a seminal figure in Deaf history for her writing, advocacy, and leadership, though her accomplishments merit recognition within the larger context of American ...

Turn on the Words!

Deaf Audiences, Captions, and the Long Struggle for Access

By Harry G. Lang
Foreword by Ernest E Hairston
Afterword by Jason Stark
Categories: Deaf History, Deaf Studies

The story of how captioning came into the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people has not been told with any detail, though captions are one of the greatest technological advancements in the effort to ...

A Phone of Our Own

The Deaf Insurrection Against Ma Bell

In 1964, of the more than 85 million telephones in the United States and Canada, less than one percent were used regularly by deaf people. If they didn’t ask their hearing neighbors for help, they depended ...

Elements of French Deaf Heritage

French Deaf culture is regarded as a major influence on the formation of other Deaf cultures around the world, notably American Deaf culture. In Elements of French Deaf Heritage, Ulf Hedberg and Harlan ...

Language, Power, and Resistance

Mainstreaming Deaf Education

The current policy of educating d/Deaf and h/Hard of hearing (DHH) students in a mainstream setting, rather than in the segregated environments of deaf schools, has been portrayed as a positive step ...

Adventures of a Deaf-Mute and Other Short Pieces

In Adventures of a Deaf-Mute, Deaf New Englander William B. Swett recounts his adventures in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the late 1860s. Given to us in short, energetic episodes, Swett tells ...

Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities

Envisioning the Future for Deaf Students

Increased interaction between sign language communities and the mainstream societies in which they function is creating the potential for greater equality of opportunity for people who are deaf and hard ...

Change and Promise

Bilingual Deaf Education and Deaf Culture in Latin America

Within the past few decades, there has been great progress in deaf education in Latin America and growth in the empowerment of their Deaf communities. However, there is little awareness outside that region ...

In Our Own Hands

Essays in Deaf History, 1780–1970

This collection of new research examines the development of deaf people’s autonomy and citizenship discourses as they sought access to full citizenship rights in local and national settings. Covering ...

Women and Deafness

Double Visions

This new collection bridges two dynamic academic fields: Women’s Studies and Deaf Studies. The 14 contributors to this interdisciplinary volume apply research and methodological approaches from sociology, ...