chapter 3- Deaf Convert Culture and Deaf Theory - Coggle Diagram
chapter 3- Deaf Convert Culture and Deaf Theory
Deaf Culture refers to a way in which the world makes sense to deaf signers.
People who identify with that lens have a sense of Deaf Pride.
Deaf culture and deaf community are not always synonymous and they do not always intertwine.
"big D Deaf"
Like many other cultures, Deaf culture has a component of folk expression
poetry and stories are signed, not written
ASL storytelling contributes to what is known as Deaf Culture.
the deaf community can be seen as "converts" because no one is born signing
personification stories vs. ABC stories
personification: the signer takes on a role of an inanimate object in order to tell the plot
ABC: the signer can interact with the items described in the story to tell the plot
Culture, Nature and Universalism
limiting deafness as "natural" allows for other counterproductive arguments
hearing parents could argue that it is only "natural" that their kids should use the language their family speaks - even if the child is deaf
people may need to consider if learning a signed language is more valuable than learning other languages
deaf people, by virtue, are more enlightened and could therefore teach hearing people much more than they could learn from hearing people
limiting deaf communities to culture prevents viewing Deaf Studies as a social theory.
Constraints of Deaf Studies
students who graduate with Deaf Studies degrees must be given more opportunities to apply them back into Deaf Studies
Deaf Studies graduates need to help expand the research and knowledge that exists so Deaf Communities can have more equity
Deaf Studies needs to "do the talking."
move past talking culture and move towards culture talking
Deaf Studies can contribute unique viewpoints to anthropology, literary theory, linguistics, etc.
Deaf Studies should be a producer not a consumer of theory