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Deafness

  • By: Melissa Powell-Williams
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

On the surface, the relationship between deafness and social deviance seems clear; hearing is normative, while deafness is deviant. However, as with other subcultural “outsiders,” for the deaf, this relationship is contentious, evolving, and reflective of the power dynamics embedded ...

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