Posts tagged: Deaf history

Nov 11 2013

The Rediscovery of Deaf History (p. 155-156)

Ladd CH3 page 155 Ella Mae Lentz (2:38)

Dec 17 2012

Deaf Discourses in the 20th Century – Part 1 (p. 143-144)


Ladd CH3 pages 143-144 Brenda Jo Falgier (8:38)

Oct 01 2012

Responses to Oralism – Part B (p. 127-128)


Ladd CH2 p. 127-128 Melvin Patterson (5:23)

Oct 31 2011

Radical or Subaltern Deaf Activities

Ladd p. 67-69 Eberwein (11:30)

Discusses radical / subaltern Deaf groups and their activities during the 20th century.

Jun 13 2011

Contesting Community Authenticity

Ladd CH1 p. 37-39 Miller (5:52)

Discusses the negative impacts of the 3 confusions discussed in previous 3 sections have on Deaf people’s political and academic goals. Mentions the Smithsonian Museum’s attempt to exhibit American Deaf community and Oralism’s impact on it during the 1990’s and how the Alexander Graham Bell Society thwarted it. Discusses advantages and disadvantages of the term “deaf-mute” to clarify. Points out who is really benefitting & who is NOT benefitting from this confusion and cover-up.

Apr 25 2011

Exposing Oralism as Destructive


Ladd CH1 p. 27-30 Gough (11:16)

A brief overview of recent positive exposure of Deaf people and Sign Language in general society and the damages wrought on Deaf communities by Oralism since the 1880 Milan Conference which can be considered
Deaf holocaust. Also, a summary of a rare research on Oralism in the late 1970’s by Reuben Conrad and his group. Discussion on the word “holocaust” and how it can be applied to what Deaf communities went through.

Mar 14 2011

What’s In the Chapters? An Overview


Ladd INTRO p. 9-12 Riker (7:40).

An overview of the contents of all 11 chapters in Paddy Ladd’s book “Understanding Deaf Culture: in search of Deafhood (2003).

Mar 07 2011

Importance of Culture for Political Unity


Ladd INTRO p. 7-9 Kerr (7:07)

A brief overview of Oralist dominance & its destructive results. Discusses the importance of culture in unifying for justice and some of the struggles for general public’s understanding of Deaf culture and Deafhood.