Women and Deafness: Double Visions [Pehme köide]

Edited by (Ohio State University USA)
  • Formaat: Paperback, 312 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 226x150x20 mm, kaal: 431 g
  • Ilmumisaeg: 31-Oct-2015
  • Kirjastus: Gallaudet University Press
  • ISBN-10: 1563686171
  • ISBN-13: 9781563686177
  • Formaat: Paperback, 312 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 226x150x20 mm, kaal: 431 g
  • Ilmumisaeg: 31-Oct-2015
  • Kirjastus: Gallaudet University Press
  • ISBN-10: 1563686171
  • ISBN-13: 9781563686177
A collection of 14 scholars bridge two dynamic fields, Women’s Studies and Deaf Studies, with various chapters on deaf women photographers, analysis of films with deaf women characters, the significance of deaf beauty pageants, and more.


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.”
Introduction vii
Part One In and Out of the Community
Editors' Introduction
3(2)
Family Matters: Female Dynamics within Deaf Schools
5(16)
Jessica Lee
Was Helen Keller Deaf? Blindness, Deafness, and Multiple Identities
21(19)
Kim E. Nielsen
The Extended Family: Deaf Women in Organizations
40(17)
Sara Robinson
Deaf Women and Inequality in Educational Attainment and Occupational Status: Is Deafness or Femaleness to Blame?
57(24)
Sharon Barnartt
Part Two (Women's) Authority and Shaping Deafness
Editors' Introduction
81(3)
Marcelina Ruiz Ricote y Fernandez: Nineteenth-Century Feminist Educator of Deaf and Blind Girls
84(26)
Susan Plann
The Ladies Take Charge: Women Teachers in the Education of Deaf Students
110(20)
Margret Winzer
"Like Ordinary Hearing Children": Mothers Raising Offspring according to Oralist Dictates
130(17)
Emily K. Abel
Merging Two Worlds
147(20)
Gina A. Oliva
Linda Risser Lytle
Part Three Reading Deaf Women
Editors' Introduction
167(3)
Deaf Eyes: The Allen Sisters' Photography, 1885--1920
170(19)
Brenda Jo Brueggemann
The Aesthetics of Linguistic Envy: Deafness and Muteness in Children of a Lesser God and The Piano
189(16)
Jennifer L. Nelson
"Slain in the Spirit"
205(21)
Kristen Harmon
How Deaf Women Produce Gendered Signs
226(16)
Arlene Blumenthal Kelly
"Beautiful, though Deaf": The Deaf American Beauty Pageant
242(21)
Susan Burch
Bibliography 263(22)
Contributors 285(4)
Index 289