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Esiste la Cultura Sorda?

Sabina Fontana    Università di Catania, Italia    

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abstract

Concepts such as Deaf Culture and ethnicity emerged first in the field of Deaf Studies as conceptual tools to oppose the reductionist lens of the oppressors with the aim of support the Deaf people in the redefinition of their community and language. Such concepts were promoted all over the world with the aim of liberating Deaf communities. Nevertheless, these tools end up shaping new categories of thought that do not convey the richness of the Deaf way but that end up building new forms of discrimination and separation within the deaf people themselves. In the present paper, the concepts of deaf culture and ethnicity are explored at the epistemological level using an euristic procedure in order to show the complexity of the Deaf experience and to overcome categories for processes to explain the relationship between alterity and identity.

Accepted
May 23, 2017
Submitted
April 21, 2017
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-168-3
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-167-6

Keywords: Deaf CultureIdentityAlterityEthnicitiesCommunity

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