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Journals, Deaf Studies

  • By: Fatema Rahman
  • In: The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Genie Gertz & Patrick Boudreault
  • Subject:Physical Disabilities, Otorhinolaryngology (Ears, Nose, & Throat)

Deaf Studies journals have experienced remarkable transformation in educating the public and community from their inception as a “silent press” in the 1830s to conveying research studies in sign languages and visual art through online digital journals. Deaf writers and editors emerged in the 19th century when deaf individuals acquired knowledge of the printing press and began to disseminate information for their own communities in journals and newspapers. Although over 500 publications, ranging from newspapers to journals, have emerged since the early 19th century, deaf publications underwent strain as many publications faltered due to lack of funds and subscriptions. The medical society took interest in the Deaf community for medical research, but conflicts ensued since the medical community perceived a hearing condition as a medical ...

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