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

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dc.contributor.author Foster, Susan
dc.contributor.author Kinuthia, Waithera
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-18T15:56:02Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-18T15:56:02Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 2003. 8 (3)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/6054
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press The definitive version is available at http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/8/3/271 en_US
dc.subject Intraindividual en_US
dc.subject Deaf culture en_US
dc.subject Semistructured interviews en_US
dc.subject Racial groups en_US
dc.title Deaf persons of Asian American, Hispanic American, and African American backgrounds: A study of "intraindividual" diversity and identity en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/deafed/eng015

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