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The Resource Valuing deaf worlds in urban India, Michele Friedner

Valuing deaf worlds in urban India, Michele Friedner

Label
Valuing deaf worlds in urban India
Title
Valuing deaf worlds in urban India
Statement of responsibility
Michele Friedner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Although it is commonly believed that deafness and disability limits a person in a variety of ways, Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India describes the two as a source of value in postcolonial India. Michele Friedner argues that the experiences of deaf people offer an important portrayal of contemporary self-making and sociality under new regimes of labor and economy in India. Friedner contends that deafness actually becomes a source of value for deaf Indians as they interact with nongovernmental organizations, with employers in the global information technology sector, and with the state. In contrast to previous political economic moments, deaf Indians increasingly depend less on the state for education and employment, and instead turn to novel and sometimes surprising spaces such as NGOs, multinational corporations, multilevel marketing businesses, and churches that attract deaf congregants. They also gravitate towards each other. Their social practices may be invisible to outsiders because neither the state nor their families have recognized Indian Sign Language as legitimate, but deaf Indians collectively learn sign language, which they use among themselves, and they also learn the importance of working within the structures of their communities to maximize their opportunities. Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India analyzes how diverse deaf people become oriented toward each other and disoriented from their families and other kinship networks. More broadly, this book explores how deafness, deaf sociality, and sign language relate to contemporary society."--
  • "Although it is commonly believed that deafness and disability limits a person in a variety of ways, Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India describes the two as a source of value in postcolonial India. Michele Friedner argues that the experiences of deaf people offer an important portrayal of contemporary self-making and sociality under new regimes of labor and economy in India. Friedner contends that deafness actually becomes a source of value for deaf Indians as they interact with nongovernmental organizations, with employers in the global information technology sector, and with the state. In contrast to previous political economic moments, deaf Indians increasingly depend less on the state for education and employment, and instead turn to novel and sometimes surprising spaces such as NGOs, multinational corporations, multilevel marketing businesses, and churches that attract deaf congregants. They also gravitate towards each other. Their social practices may be invisible to outsiders because neither the state nor their families have recognized Indian Sign Language as legitimate, but deaf Indians collectively learn sign language, which they use among themselves, and they also learn the importance of working within the structures of their communities to maximize their opportunities."--
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
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1978-
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Friedner, Michele Ilana
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deaf
  • Deaf culture
  • People with disabilities
  • Sociology of disability
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Deaf
  • Deaf culture
  • People with disabilities
  • Sociology of disability
  • India
Label
Valuing deaf worlds in urban India, Michele Friedner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Naming and Translation Practices -- Introduction Deaf Turns, Deaf Orientations, and Deaf Development -- 1 Orienting from (Bad) Family to (Good) Friends -- 2 Converting to the Church of Deaf Sociality -- 3 Circulation as Vocation -- 4 Deaf Bodies, Corporate Bodies -- 5 Enrolling Deafness in Multilevel Marketing Businesses -- Conclusion India's Deaf Futures/Reorienting the World -- Appendix: Key Concepts from Indian Sign Language -- Notes -- References -- Index -- About the Author
Control code
ocn920692161
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 196 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813570624
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt171tk7x
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)920692161
Label
Valuing deaf worlds in urban India, Michele Friedner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Naming and Translation Practices -- Introduction Deaf Turns, Deaf Orientations, and Deaf Development -- 1 Orienting from (Bad) Family to (Good) Friends -- 2 Converting to the Church of Deaf Sociality -- 3 Circulation as Vocation -- 4 Deaf Bodies, Corporate Bodies -- 5 Enrolling Deafness in Multilevel Marketing Businesses -- Conclusion India's Deaf Futures/Reorienting the World -- Appendix: Key Concepts from Indian Sign Language -- Notes -- References -- Index -- About the Author
Control code
ocn920692161
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 196 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813570624
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt171tk7x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)920692161

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