From Pathology to Public Sphere

The German Deaf Movement 1848-1914

In the late 19th century, the so-called »German Method«, which employed spoken language in deaf education, triumphed all over the Western world. At the same time as deaf German schoolchildren were taught to articulate and read lips, an emancipation movement of signing deaf adults emerged across the German Empire.

This book tells the story of how deaf people moved from being isolated objects of administration or education, depending on welfare or working in the fields, to becoming an urban middle class collective with claims of self-determination. Main questions addressed in this first comprehensive work on one of the world's oldest movements of disabled people include how deaf organisations emerged, what they fought for, and who was left behind.

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2013-01-07, 316 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2119-8

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Author(s)
Ylva Söderfeldt
Book title
From Pathology to Public Sphere The German Deaf Movement 1848-1914
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
316
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2119-8
DOI
Commodity Group
1729
BIC-Code
JFFG HBTB JPWF
BISAC-Code
SOC029000 HIS054000 POL003000
THEMA-Code
JBFM NHTB JPWG
Release date
2013-01-07
Edition
1
Topics
Körper, Soziale Ungleichheit
Readership
History, Sociology, Medical Anthropology, Deaf Studies, Pedagogy, Disability Studies
Keywords/Tags
Deaf History, Deaf Community, Disability, Associations, German History, Body, Social Inequality, Disability Studies, Social History, Social Movements, History of Medicine, Cultural Studies

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