The purpose of this book is to illustrate the struggles of Deaf women as they negotiate their family, educational, and work lives. This study demonstrates how these women resist and overcome the various obstacles that are put before them as well as how they work to negotiate their identities as Deaf women in the Deaf community, hearing world, and the places 'in between.' The scope of the book traces these women's lives in these three major sectors of their lives and provides a discussion of the implications for other linguistic minorities.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Methodology 3. Family, Educational Experiences, and Relationships 4. Motherwork, Deafness, and the Role of Activism in Families 5. "Between Worlds": Communication in Relationships and Paid Work Experiences 6. Conclusion: The Language Work of Deaf Women
Cheryl G. Najarian is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is also a Faculty Associate in the Center for Women and Work. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to the topic of women and work in Sociology, Gender Studies, and Disability Studies.