Deafness in Swaziland : a social - cultural study of deafness at the Siteki School for the Deaf

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dc.contributor.author Buchner, D.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-13T03:09:59Z
dc.date.available 1999-03-24 en
dc.date.available 2007-11-13T03:09:59Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/24529
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/8001
dc.description.abstract Although the social and cultural position of deafness in Western nations is a topic which has received considerable attention, very little is known about the social experience of being deaf and living in a non-Western culture. The composition which follows derives from data which were collected over a ten month period and offers an interpretation of the social experience of being deaf in the Kingdom of Swaziland. By engaging narratives, images and discourse the composition henceforth tells a story about deafness in Swaziland which encompasses issues having to do with the deaf community in Swaziland, the creation of identity and the experience of personhood and liminality. From this project it becomes known that the experience of being deaf is a social construct which cannot be defined cross-culturally. Further, this project offers a view of deafness which describes deaf individuals in Swaziland who exist as socially valued members of their hearing communities. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (128 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype Application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of British Columbia, Centre for the Studies of Curriculum and Instruction, Vancouver, BC, CA en
dc.subject DEAFNESS en
dc.subject SPECIAL SCHOOLS en
dc.subject CULTURAL FACTORS en
dc.subject SWAZILAND en
dc.subject TEACHING METHODS en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject MINORITY GROUPS en
dc.subject SIGN LANGUAGE en
dc.title Deafness in Swaziland : a social - cultural study of deafness at the Siteki School for the Deaf en
dc.type Thesis en
idrc.project.number 000962
idrc.project.title Young Canadian Researchers Award Program en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.description.degree Master's degree


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