Form, Meaning, and Focus in American Sign Language by Miako N. P. Rankin

By Miako N. P. Rankin

The which means of any linguistic expression is living not just within the phrases, but additionally within the ways in which these phrases are conveyed. In her new learn, Miako N. P. Rankin highlights the an important interrelatedness of shape and that means in any respect degrees so that it will think about particular different types of American signal Language (ASL) expression. specifically, shape, which means, and concentration in American signal Language considers how ASL expresses non-agent concentration, just like the that means of passive voice in English.

Rankin’s analyses of the form-meaning correspondences of ASL expressions of non-agent concentration unearths an underlying trend that may be traced throughout sentence and verb varieties. This development produces meanings with a number of degrees of concentrate on the agent. Rankin has decided in her meticulous research that the trend of form-meaning attribute of non-agent concentration in ASL is used prolifically in daily language. the popularity of the frequency of this trend holds implications in regards to the acquisition of ASL, the advance of curricula for instructing ASL, and the research of ASL discourse in powerful interpretation.

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Operation Freak: Narrative, Identity, and the Spectrum of by Christian Flaugh

By Christian Flaugh

In Operation Freak, Christian Flaugh embarks upon an exploration of the elaborate connection among the actual our bodies and narratives that, subjected to all demeanour of operations, generate id. the writer spotlights such voluntary and involuntary acts to teach how discourses of skill, incapacity, and physically manipulation usually impression the construction in and of assorted Francophone texts.

Flaugh's beginning is the serious exam of mutually-informing narratives: Francophone novels that hyperbolically sign normative discourses via essential "freaks" (monstres) comparable to the Siamese dual, the bearded girl, and the unique witch; and the similar sociocultural grasp narratives from North the USA, North Africa, and the Caribbean. applying incapacity and freak tradition theories along stories of identity and narrative, Flaugh's shut readings flow past polarized discussions of "disabled" and "non-disabled" our bodies. They extend such discussions to articulate how skill - like identification and narrative - is impermanent. It passes and it truly is handed all through a spectrum even as that it intersects on a regular basis with a number of narratives of id like citizenship, gender, and race. every one bankruptcy unearths how "operation" is a profit-driven identity strategy trained via skills and consistently reproduced by means of surgeons, slave masters, writers, and the "freak" protagonists themselves.

An unflinching examine such manipulation, Operation Freak illustrates the undeniably visceral relation among physically skill, id, narrative, and normality carved onto the physique of the freak of tradition (monstre de los angeles culture).

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The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives by Carmen Teresa Whalen, Víctor Vázquez-Hernández

By Carmen Teresa Whalen, Víctor Vázquez-Hernández

Puerto Ricans have an extended heritage of migrating to and construction groups in numerous elements of the us looking for a greater existence. From their arrival in Hawai'i in 1900 to the post-World warfare II era—during which groups flourished during the Midwest and New England—the Puerto Rican diaspora has been growing to be progressively. in truth, the 2000 census indicates that nearly as many Puerto Ricans dwell within the usa as in Puerto Rico itself.

The individuals to this quantity offer an outline of the Puerto Rican event in the US, delving into specific features of colonization and citizenship, migration and group construction. every one bankruptcy bridges the history with modern matters. through the textual content, own narratives and pictures convey those histories to existence, whereas grappling with underlying explanations and important concerns resembling racism and employment that form Puerto Rican lifestyles in the United States.

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Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the by Jorge Duany

By Jorge Duany

During this entire comparative learn, Jorge Duany explores how migrants to the U.S. from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico preserve a number of ties to their international locations of foundation.

Chronicling those diasporas from the top of worldwide struggle II to the current, Duany argues that every sending country's dating to the U.S. shapes the transnational adventure for every migrant crew, from felony prestige and migratory styles to paintings actions and the connections migrants preserve with their domestic international locations. mixing broad ethnographic, archival, and survey learn, Duany proposes that modern migration demanding situations the conventional proposal of the countryside. expanding numbers of immigrants and their descendants lead what Duany calls "bifocal" lives, bridging or extra states, markets, languages, and cultures all through their lives. at the same time countries try to draw their obstacles extra essentially, the ceaseless circulate of transnational migrants, Duany argues, calls for the rethinking of traditional equations among birthplace and place of abode, identification and citizenship, borders and boundaries.

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Intellectual Disability and Being Human: A Care Ethics Model by Chrissie Rogers

By Chrissie Rogers

Highbrow incapacity is frequently ignored inside mainstream incapacity experiences, and theories constructed approximately incapacity and actual impairment won't constantly be acceptable whilst brooding about highbrow (or studying) disability.

This pioneering publication, in contemplating intellectually disabled people's lives, units out a care ethics version of incapacity that outlines the emotional being concerned sphere, the place love and care are psycho-socially puzzled, the sensible being concerned sphere, the place daily care is performed, and the socio-political worrying sphere, the place social intolerance and aversion to tricky modifications are addressed. It does so by way of discussing issue-based daily life, resembling kinfolk, relationships, media representations and schooling, in an evocative and inventive demeanour. This ebook attracts from an knowing of the way highbrow incapacity is represented in all types of media, a feminist ethics of care, and functions, in addition to different theories, to supply a critique and replacement to the social version of incapacity in addition to remove darkness from care-less areas that inhabit the entire worrying spheres. the 1st chapters of the ebook offer an summary of highbrow incapacity, the debates surrounding incapacity, and description the version. Having started to strengthen an leading edge theoretical framework for realizing highbrow incapacity and being human, the publication then strikes onto empirical and narrative pushed issue-based chapters. the next chapters construct at the emergent framework and speak about the appliance of specific theories in 3 various major parts: schooling, mothering and sexual politics. The concluding feedback draw jointly the typical issues around the utilized chapters and hyperlink them to the overarching theoretical framework.

An vital learn for all these learning and getting to know highbrow or studying incapacity, this ebook might be a necessary source in sociology, philosophy, criminology (law), social paintings, schooling and nursing specifically.

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