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From Pathology to Public Sphere

The German Deaf Movement, 1848?1914

Ylva Soderfeldt

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Transcript Verlag
06 August 2020
Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication; Social & cultural history; History of medicine
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.
By:   Ylva Soderfeldt
Imprint:   Transcript Verlag
Country of Publication:   Austria
Dimensions:   Height: 226mm,  Width: 147mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   453g
ISBN:   9783837621198
ISBN 10:   3837621197
Pages:   316
Publication Date:   06 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ylva Soderfeldt (M.A.) teaches History of Medicine at the University Hospital in Aachen, Germany. Her research tackles the juncture between intellectual and social history, focusing on the history of medicine and disability history.

Reviews for From Pathology to Public Sphere: The German Deaf Movement, 1848?1914

From Pathology to Public Sphere is grounded in an impressive research agenda and will find a welcome audience among readers interested in European deaf social history... Invaluable...--H-Net


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