Ladd CH1 p. 72-73 Kathy Say (3:39)
The last section of Chapter One in Dr. Ladd’s “Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood” proposes the the evidence points to the idea of Deaf communities’ experience resembling the colonialist situation. It also mentions what is needed to reverse that situation, including getting those who are interested in multilingual issues to involve the Deaf communities in their work in promoting equality for all languages and cultures.
Ladd CH1 p.30-32 Falgier (9:05)
Discusses the Oralism/Mask of Benevolence’s powerful grip on media in framing society’s thinking about Deaf people and their issues — confusing them about Deaf people as individuals vs as a community. Also, Oralism colonialism damaged Deaf organizations’ abilities to be Deaf-centered, confident, independent from the Mask of Benevolence.
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.
Ladd INTRO p. 21-25 Lentz (14:45)
Discusses what CULTURE is, difficulties and discomfort of studying one’s own culture. Also, discusses differences in characteristics of majority and minority cultures and the importance of cultural literacy
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.