Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

224 Pages | 2 Illustrations, black & white; 1 Maps

8.5 x 5.37 inches

ISBN: 9780719099786

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Deafness, community and culture in Britain

Leisure and cohesion, 1945-95

Martin Atherton

Published by Manchester University Press

Disability History MUP

  • Now available in paperback
  • Represents the first detailed examination of the leisure practices of deaf people anywhere in the world, not just the UK
  • Provides insights into the lives of one of Britain's least understood minority cultures, drawn from the innovative source of deaf newspapers
  • Combines theories of leisure participation, community formation, topophilia, social capital, regional and minority identity, imagined communities and the breakdown of society, within a historical context
  • Applies established discourses of leisure, sport, community formation and historiography to a longitudinal study of a distinct and unique cultural minority
  • Provides a significant body of data which students and academics can use to re-examine and challenge long-held perceptions of deafness and disability.

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