Open Your Eyes

Author: H-Dirksen L. Bauman
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452913412
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This groundbreaking volume introduces readers to the key concepts and debates in deaf studies, offering perspectives on the relevance and richness of deaf ways of being in the world. 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, Gallaudet U; Douglas C. Baynton, U of Iowa; Frank Bechter, U of Chicago; MJ Bienvenu, Gallaudet U; Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Ohio State U; Lennard J. Davis, U of Illinois, Chicago; Lindsay Dunn, Gallaudet U; Lawrence Fleischer, California State U, Northridge; Genie Gertz, California State U, Northridge; Hilde Haualand, FAFO Institute; Robert Hoffmeister, Boston U; Tom Humphries, U of California, San Diego; Arlene Blumenthal Kelly, Gallaudet U; Marlon Kuntze, U of California, Berkeley; Paddy Ladd, U of Bristol; Harlan Lane, Northeastern U; Joseph J. Murray, U of Iowa; Carol Padden, U of California, San Diego.

Innovation in Deaf Studies

Author: Annelies Kusters
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190612185
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What does it mean to engage in Deaf Studies and who gets to define the field? What would a truly deaf-led Deaf Studies research program look like? What are the research practices of deaf scholars in Deaf Studies, and how do they relate to deaf research participants and communities? What innovations do deaf scholars deem necessary in the field of Deaf Studies? In Innovations in Deaf Studies: The Role of Deaf Scholars, volume editors Annelies Kusters, Maartje De Meulder, and Dai O'Brien and their contributing authors tackle these questions and more. Spurred by a gradual increase in the number of Deaf Studies scholars who are deaf, and by new theoretical trends in Deaf Studies, this book creates an important space for contributions from deaf researchers, to see what happens when they enter into the conversation. Innovations in Deaf Studies expertly foregrounds deaf ontologies (defined as "deaf ways of being") and how the experience of being deaf is central not only to deaf research participants' own ontologies, but also to the positionality and framework of the study as a whole. Further, this book demonstrates that the research and methodology built around those ontologies offer suggestions for new ways for the discipline to meet the challenges of the present, which includes productive and ongoing collaboration with hearing researchers. Providing fascinating perspective and insight, Kusters, De Meulder, O'Brien, and their contributors all focus on the underdeveloped strands within Deaf Studies, particularly on areas around deaf people's communities, ideologies, literature, religion, language practices, and political aspirations.

Silence Feminism Power

Author: S. Malhotra
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137002379
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An interrogation of the often-unexamined assumption that silence is oppressive, to consider the multiple possibilities silence enables. The volume features diverse feminist reflections on the nuanced relationship between silence and voice to foreground the creative, meditative, generative and resistive power our silences engender.

Extraordinary Measures

Author: Joseph N. Straus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831408
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Approaching disability as a cultural construction rather than a medical pathology, this book studies the impact of disability and concepts of disability on composers, performers, and listeners with disabilities, as well as on discourse about music and works of music themselves. For composers with disabilities--like Beethoven, Delius, and Schumann--awareness of the disability sharply inflects critical reception. For performers with disabilities--such as Itzhak Perlman and Evelyn Glennie--the performance of disability and the performance of music are deeply intertwined. For listeners with disabilities, extraordinary bodies and minds may give rise to new ways of making sense of music. In the stories that people tell about music, and in the stories that music itself tells, disability has long played a central but unrecognized role. Some of these stories are narratives of overcoming-the triumph of the human spirit over adversity-but others are more nuanced tales of accommodation and acceptance of life with a non-normative body or mind. In all of these ways, music both reflects and constructs disability.

Multiple Minority Identities

Author: Reginald Nettles, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107036
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"[V]ery few texts cover such a broad range of diversity and intersecting identities."--PsycCRITIQUES This important volume chronicles a shift from the old multicultural paradigm that depicts members of a minority group as being limited to racial and ethnic categories, to a modern definition of minorities. Moreover, many of these stigmatized individuals belong to more than one minority group, resulting in stigmatization not only outside of their identified primary group, but also within it. Seeking to address the complex problems of individuals who claim more than one minority identification, the volume culls the accumulated wisdom of leaders in the field of minority research and practice and integrates the three major areas of multicultural and diversity studies in a single volume. It addresses social identity, power and privilege, AIDS, multiculturalism as it relates to gender, as well as ethnicity. It also discusses therapeutic approaches, supervisory issues, and interpersonal issues for practitioners. It provides self-administered inventories, to help clinicians assess their need for additional supervision or training. Key Features: Integrates ethnic and racial minority issues, gender and sexual orientation studies, and disability studies, all in one volume Addresses diversity within and between cultural and minority groups Presents the latest findings from experts in minority research and practice Establishes a new paradigm for understanding the impact of membership in a minority group Offers practical advice bolstered by case studies

Student Engagement Handbook

Author: Elisabeth Dunne
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781904243
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This book highlights some of the national and global agendas and issues, from emerging sectors, to the meaning of student engagement for different stakeholders. It provides a backdrop to themes of student engagement as well as examples of innovative and inspiring means of engaging with students in practice, empowering them to take responsibility wi

Multilingual Aspects of Signed Language Communication and Disorder

Author: David Quinto-Pozos
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783091320
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Inquiry into signed languages has added to what is known about structural variation and language, language learning, and cognitive processing of language. However, comparatively little research has focused on communication disorders in signed language users. For some deaf children, atypicality is viewed as a phase that they will outgrow, and this results in late identification of linguistic or cognitive deficits that might have been addressed earlier. This volume takes a step towards describing different types of atypicality in language communicated in the signed modality such as linguistic impairment caused by deficits in visual processing, difficulties with motor movements, and neurological decline. Chapters within the book also consider communication differences in hearing children acquiring signed and spoken languages.

Deaf and Disability Studies

Author: Susan Burch
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This collection presents 14 essays by renowned scholars on Deaf people, Deafhood, Deaf histories, and Deaf identity and their intersection with general disabilities activism, alliances, boundaries, and overlaps.

Manische Depression und Kreativit t

Author: Julia Schroeter
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 364016962X
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Psychologie - Klinische u. Gesundheitspsychologie, Psychopathologie, Note: 1,0, Universität der Künste Berlin, Veranstaltung: Kreativität, 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Themenkomplex „Melancholie, Depression und Kreativität“ hatte mich im Seminar spon-tan aufhorchen lassen. „Endlich mal ein Thema, dass sich nicht mit dem jung-dynamischen, erfolgreichen und vor Gesundheit und Kreativität strotzenden Übermenschen beschäftigt“ schoss es mir durch den Kopf. In unserem von der Hochglanzwerbung stark beeinflussten Studiengang schien mir dieses Thema ein menschlicher Lichtblick zu sein. Als ich dann glühenden Eifers die Grundlagenliteratur verschlang, war ich zunächst ein biss-chen enttäuscht. Die historische Abhandlung des Themas hatte mir zu wenig persönlichen Bezug. Bis ich dann auf den Essay von Kay Jamison gestoßen bin. Die Wissenschaftlerin er-forscht als selbst Betroffene das Thema „Manische Depression und Kreativität“. Warum hatte mich dieses Thema so spontan gefesselt? Ist sie eine Gleichgesinnte? Ich selbst leide seit mei-ner Pubertät unter extremen Stimmungsschwankungen. Bin ich etwa selbst manisch depres-siv? Und ist meine mir des öfteren „attestierte“ Kreativität etwa ein Kind dieser Krankheit? Mein Erkenntnisinteresse wuchs und resultierte in dieser Arbeit über „Manische Depression und Kreativität“. Erst einmal wollte ich genaueres über diese Krankheit wissen. Wie äußert sie sich? Ist sie ein Kind unserer Zeit oder existiert sie seit Menschengedenken? Wodurch wird sie ausgelöst? und Wie kann man sie behandeln? Mit diesem Grundlagenwissen fühlte ich mich für die nächsthöhere Stufe der wissenschaftli-chen Diskussion gewappnet. Wie beeinflusst die manische Depression die Kreativität? Da das Thema für einen psychologischen Laien wie mich sehr schwer zugänglich war (zumal die gesamte Literatur mit psychologischen Fachtermini auf Englisch verfasst war) und sich zudem als äußerst komplex erwies, beziehe ich mich in meiner Arbeit in erster Linie auf die Erkenntnisse von Kay Jamison. Ich habe mich im Nachhinein dafür entschieden, auf wörtliche englische Zitate zu verzichten, da diese den Lesefluss zu sehr behindert haben.