Ladd CH3 p. 135 Iva Ikeda (3:24)
Posts tagged: counter-narrative
Ladd Ch. 2 pages 88-90 Jenny Cantrell (11:50)
Ladd CH2 p. 82-83 Eberwein (4:10)
Explains the difference between the two kinds of “hearing” people – the lay people and the specialists. Lay people are those who do not work in Deaf-related fields and specialists are those who maintain the two key features of colonialism of Deaf peoples: specialism and paternalism.
Also, emphasizes the importance for the lay reader to understand that “virtually all discourses about Deaf people have been conceived, controlled and written by people who were not themselves Deaf.” It’s in the same category of the ethnocentric bias that is involved with the majority of legislation concerning other minority groups.
Points out that Chapter 2 will summarize some of the main patterns in the specialist/paternalist discourses the past 5000 years and across several continents that have greatest relevance to the Deaf communities of the present day.
Ladd CH2 p. 81-82 David Eberwein (3:19)
Introduction to the concept of “subaltern” that refers to any group that is denied meaningful access to ‘hegemonic’ power that includes the academic domain. Explains that “Deaf subaltern” refers to those whose lack of English-literacy skills render them effectively monolingual. In constructing a Deaf counter-narrative, it’s vital to ensure the thoughts and actions of Deaf subalterns are captured as well as setting them in relationship to the actions of any (comparatively elite) bilingual Deaf people.
Ladd CH2 pages 79-81 Brenda Jo Falgier (9:41)
Describes colonialism and discusses why Deaf communities should be viewed as being colonized. Introduces those key terminologies: post-colonialism, decolonization, counter-narrative, post-modernism, essentialism, strategic essentialism.