Damned for Their Difference: The Cultural Construction of Deaf People as Disabled

June 5, 2002|
Damned for Their Difference: The Cultural Construction of Deaf People as Disabled by Jan Branson
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Damned for Their Difference offers a well-founded explanation of how Deaf people became classified disparagingly worldwide as "disabled," through a discursive exploration of the cultural, social, and historical contexts of these attitudes and behavior toward deaf people, especially in Great Britain. Authors Jan Branson and Don Miller examine the orientation toward and treatment of deaf people as it developed from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Their wide-ranging study explores the varied constructions of the definition of "disabled," a term whose meaning hinges upon constant negotiation between parties, ensuring that no finite meaning is ever established. Damned for Their Difference provides a sociological understanding of disabling practices in a way that has never been seen before.
Donald Miller is a best-selling author and public speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee who focuses on Christian spirituality. Miller's first book, Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance (Harvest House Publishers 2000), chronicled the cross-country road trip he took at age 21. It was printed with little fanfare, but it was republ...
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Title:Damned for Their Difference: The Cultural Construction of Deaf People as Disabled
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Published:June 5, 2002
Publisher:Gallaudet University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781563681219

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