Deafhood Resource List

Most of this list comes from the Deafhood Foundation

book cover, "Understanding Deaf Culture"

Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood
by Paddy Ladd

On-line Film"Re-defining Deaf" logo

Highly recommended!

Re-Defining Deaf –

Video and DVDs

The Preservation of American Sign Language. [Videotape]. Sign Media, Inc. 1997. 77 minutes.

Audism Unveiled. [DVD]. DawnSignPress. 2008. 57 minutes.

The LACD Story. [Videotape]. DeBee Communications, Inc. 1993. 30 minutes.

The Treasure Poems by Ela Mae Lentz. [Videotape]. Inmotion Press. 1995. 60 minutes.


AB 2072 and the Battle for ASL, Pushing Limits: KPFA’s disability program. May 7, 2010

Recommended Web Sites

Dr. Don G’s Deafhood Discourses –

Deafhood Workshops –

Joey Baer on Deafhood –

Orange Brown Coalition –

Stone Deaf Play –

Deafhood on Wiki –

Deaf Bilingual Coaliation –

Audism Freedom America –


See Paddy Ladd’s book, Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood above.

Bauman, D. H. (Ed.) (2008). Open your eyes: Deaf studies talking. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Branson, J. & Miller, D. (2002). Damned for their difference: The cultural construction of deaf people as disabled. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Breivik, J-K. (2005). Deaf identities in the making: Local lives, transnational connections. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Freire, P. (1970). Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York, NY: Seabury Press.

Gladwell, M. (2000). The tipping point: How little things can make a big difference. New York, NY: Back Bay Books. hooks, b. (2003).

Rock my soul: Black people and self-esteem. New York, NY: Atria Books.

Jankowski, K. (1997). Deaf empowerment: Emergence, struggle, & rhetoric. Washington D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Lane, H. (Ed.) (2006). The deaf experience: Classics in language and education. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Lane, H. (1992). The mask of benevolence: Disabling the deaf community. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.

Lane, H., Hoffmeister, R. & Bahan, B. (1996). A journey into the deaf-world. San Diego, CA: DawnSignPress. McKee, R. (2001).

People of the Eye: Stories from the Deaf World. Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books.

Memmi, A. (1965). The colonizer and the colonized. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Padden, C. & Humphries, T. (1988). Deaf in America: Voices from a culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Van Cleve, J. V. & Crouch, B. A. (1989). A place of their own: Creating the deaf community in America. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Westen, D. (2007) The political brain: The role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation. New York, NY: Public Affairs Books.

Wrigley, O. (1996). The politics of deafness. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

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