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ERIC Number: EJ1229309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
The Odyssey of Deaf Epistemology: A Search for Meaning-Making
Cue, Katrina R.; Pudans-Smith, Kimberly K.; Wolsey, Ju-Lee A.; Wright, S. Jordan; Clark, M. Diane
American Annals of the Deaf, v164 n3 p395-422 2019
Deaf epistemology made a crucial contribution to an understanding of a Deaf worldview, yet did not quite encompass the "D/deaf experience." It started the conversation but seemingly stalled. In an expansion on earlier studies of Deaf epistemology, the researchers considered the question "What does it mean to be D/deaf?" D/deaf participants submitted narratives that were analyzed for common themes via grounded theory research methodology. Six open codes were identified: "school, cultural capital, deficit/The Struggle, difference/empowerment, accessibility/technology, hearing technology." These themes were captured by two axial codes: "journey" and "sense of belonging." The core category was determined to be "situated homecoming," reflecting the apex of a long, frustrating journey. In a transition from a largely etic to an emic exploration of Deaf epistemology, new insights were developed about what it means to be D/deaf, as well as a new way of theorizing about Deaf epistemology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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