Deaf persons of Asian American, Hispanic American, and African American backgrounds: A study of "intraindividual" diversity and identity

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Title: Deaf persons of Asian American, Hispanic American, and African American backgrounds: A study of "intraindividual" diversity and identity
Author: Foster, Susan; Kinuthia, Waithera
Abstract: This article explores the ways in which deaf college students who are members of minority racial groups think about and describe their identities. In depth, semi structured interviews with 33 deaf students of Asian American, Hispanic American, and African American background were analyzed for themes regarding the self-reported identities of respondents. Results suggest that each person is a constellation of many parts, some of which are stronger than others by any of which can be drawn out in response to a particular set of circumstances, resulting in a contextual and interactive model of identity. Four factors are described as central to the "intraindividual" model: individual characteristics, situational conditions, social conditions, and societal conditions. Additionally, the model includes a biographical component reflected in changes in identity over time. Finding are discussed as they relate to identity theory. The article is concluded with recommendations for further research, as well as considerations for educators and counselors of deaf minority students.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/6054
Publishers URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/deafed/eng015
Date: 2003

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