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Deaf Identities: Exploring New Frontiers

Irene W. Leigh and Catherine A. O'Brien


Much has been written about deaf identities; however, no single book has focused specifically on how different academic disciplines conceptualize deaf identities in one fell swoop. This book does exactly that. It is a unique compilation of multidisciplinary perspectives on the lens of deaf identities written by scholars representing a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, counseling, education, literary criticism, practical religion, philosophy, psychology, sociology, social work, and Deaf Studies. Nowhere else can one find careful scrutiny of the meaning of deaf identities within, f ... More

Keywords: identity, deaf, intersectionality, oppression, multiculturalism, diversity, ethics

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190887599
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190887599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irene W. Leigh, editor
Professor Emerita of Psychology, Gallaudet University

Catherine A. O'Brien, editor
Assistant Professor, Department of Government And Public Affairs, Gallaudet University

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2 Sociological Perspectives on Deaf Identities

Leala Holcomb, Thomas P. Horejes, Oscar Ocuto, and Joseph Santini

4 Religion and Deaf Identity

Noah Buchholz and Darby Jared Leigh

14 On (Always) Passing

Brenda Jo Brueggemann

17 Concluding Thoughts: Expanding the Frontier

Catherine A. O’Brien and Irene W. Leigh