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Audism Defined

From Gallaudet University Library
What is Audism? Guide

Audism (from the Latin audire, to hear, and -ism, a system of practice, behavior, belief, or attitude) has been variously defined as:

"The notion that one is superior based on one's ability to hear or to behave in the manner of one who hears." Tom Humphries coined this term in his dissertation.

The term audism lay dormant until Lane revived its use 15 years later. It is increasingly catching on, though not yet in regular dictionaries of the English language. Humphries originally applied audism to individual attitudes and practices, but Lane and others have broadened its scope to include institutional and group attitudes, practices, and oppression of deaf persons. Persons who practice audism are called audists.  Audists may be hearing or deaf.

 

Audism Television

 

Audism Video from Light Kitchen

This video is from LightKitchen http://www.lightkitchen.com/

 

Visual Materials

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Audism unveiled - Benjamin J. Bahan, H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Facundo Montenegro, Linsay Darnall, Jr. and Emily Jane Steinberg
Call Number: HV2395 .A84 2008
ISBN: 1581210477
Reserve, 1st floor, Deaf Media, 1st floor.

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Crack the audism - Jolanta Lapiak
Call Number: HV2395 .L37 2003
Deaf Media, 1st floor
"In the long run of history from Aristotle to Alexander Bell, the Deaf have experienced pathological and paternalistic oppression and discrimination that has affected their language, communication, education and employment in similar patterns worldwide. It is unfortunate that, despite the changes since the 1980s, deep-rooted audism continues today in a different manner. The video presents Deaf people's perspectives in their own voice, through their eyes. First-hand experiences in this unique language show the communications and challenges of audism. This work aims to bring attention to the fact that Deaf people are all whole human beings capable of feelings, needs and desires, beyond ears and lips."-

Cover Art
Introduction to deaf hate crime: understanding American Sign Language wars - ASL Media
Call Number: HV2395 .I68 2010
ISBN: 0615367720
Deaf Media, 1st floor
Deaf Hate Crime exists around the world. It is not an event; it is a progress that is the act of mean-spirited aversion, enabling the state of constant victimization -- exploiting deaf people -- and language belittlement -- portraying signed language as less important and impressive than it really is.

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The deaf man - Julia Dameron and D.J. Kurs
Call Number: HV2395 .D433 2008
Deaf Media collection, 1st floor

 

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