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Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places

Brenda Jo Brueggemann


In an exploration of what it means to be deaf, the book goes beyond any simple notion of identity politics to explore the very nature of identity itself. Looking at a variety of cultural texts, it exposes and enriches our understanding of how deafness embodies itself in the world, in the visual, and in language. Taking on the creation of the modern deaf subject, the book ranges from the intersections of gender and deafness in the work of photographers Mary and Frances Allen at the turn of the last century, to the state of the field of Deaf Studies at the beginning of our new century. The book ... More

Keywords: deaf culture, deaf identity, deafness, American Sign Language, digital media, hearing people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814799666
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814799666.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brenda Jo Brueggemann, author