Women and Deafness : Double Visions / Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Susan Burch, editors
- Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2006.
- Copyright Date:
- copyright 2006
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiv, 298 pages) : illustrations, photographs
- Additional Creators:
- Brueggemann, Brenda Jo, 1958- and Burch, Susan
- Language Note:
- In English.
- Family matters : female dynamics within deaf schools / Jessica Lee -- Was Helen Keller deaf? : blindness, deafness, and multiple identities / Kim E. Nielsen -- The extended family : deaf women in organizations / Sara Robinson -- Deaf women and inequality in educational attainment and occupational status : is deafness or femaleness to blame? / Sharon Barnartt -- Marcelina Ruiz Ricote y Fernández : nineteenth-century feminist educator of deaf and blind girls / Susan Plann -- The ladies take charge : women teachers in the education of deaf students / Margret Winzer -- "Like ordinary hearing children" : mothers raising offspring according to oralist dictates / Emily K. Abel -- Merging two worlds / Gina A. Oliva and Linda Risser Lytle -- Deaf eyes : the Allen sisters' photography, 1885-1920 / Brenda Jo Brueggemann -- The aesthetics of linguistic envy : deafness and muteness in Children of a lesser God and The piano / Jennifer L. Nelson -- "Slain in the spirit" / Kristen Harmon -- How deaf women produce gendered signs / Arlene Blumenthal Kelly -- "Beautiful, though deaf" : the deaf American beauty pageant / Susan Burch.
- 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, ethnography, literary/film studies, history, rhetoric, education, and public health to open heretofore unexplored territory. Part One: In and Out of the Community addresses female dynamics within deaf schools, Helen Keller's identity as a deaf woman, deaf women's role in Deaf organizations, and whether or not the inequity in education and employment opportunities for deaf women is bias against gender or disability. Part Two: (Women's) Authority and Shaping Deafness explores the life of 19th-century teacher Marcelina Ruis Y Fernandez; the influence of single, hearing female instructors in deaf education; the extent of women's authority over oralist educational dictates during the 1900s; and a deaf daughter's relationship with her hearing mother in the late 20th century. Part Three: Reading Deaf Women considers two deaf sisters' exceptional creative freedom from 1885 to 1920; the depictions of deaf or mute women in two popular films; a Deaf woman's account of blending the public-private, deaf-hearing, and religious-secular worlds; how five Deaf female ASL teachers define "gender", "feminism", "sex", and "patriarchy" in ASL and English; and 20th-century American Deaf beauty pageants that emphasize physicality while denying Deaf identity, yet also challenge mainstream notions of "the perfect body."
- Digital File Characteristics:
- data file
- Title from resource description page (viewed January 27, 2017).
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-284) and index.
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