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This is a partial list of what have inspired people affiliated with the Foundation and/or that the Foundation recommends to further the understanding of issues that affects the Deaf community or the concept of Deafhood, effects of colonialism, framing and reframing, healing, among others. The Foundation is not responsible for the contents nor does it benefit financially from them.

Reading Resources

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.

Bruggerman, B.J. (1999). Lend Me Your Ear: Rhetorical Construction of Deafness. 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.

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

Ladd, P. (2003). Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

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. (2005). Inside Deaf 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.

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


  • Antonia’s Line

  • Cry Freedom

  • Evelyn

  • Gandhi

  • Hotel Rwanda

  • In My Country

  • Iron Jawed Angels

  • Mona Lisa Smile

  • No Man’s Land

  • Nowhere in Africa

  • Precious Knowledge

  • Rabbit-Proof Fence

  • The Long Walk Home

  • The Magdalene Sisters

  • Whale Rider

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