Ideology, sign language, and being deaf

"Ideology is the dimension of social experience in which meanings and values are produced." -- Valentin Voloshinov

"A public proposal on the means to create significant social change." By Ryan Commerson.

Marika Kovacs-Houlihan gave a talk "Deaf ideology" at the TEDx event "TEDxUWMilwaukee". The video below was posted on November 10, 2015.

Marika is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the American Sign Language Department. In her talk, she discusses how hearing people react to the pathological notions of 'deaf' and how a phonocentric society values speaking and hearing.

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