Ewa Ledochowicz -
Academic and non-fiction books
Publishers’ Eastern and Central European Representative
ISBN: HB: 9781944838102 Gallaudet University Press February 2018 368 pp. 15.2x22.8 cm 15 illus., 30 photos
HB: £60,50


Managing Their Own Affairs

The Australian Deaf Community in the 1920s and 1930s

This work describes an eventful and formative time in Australian Deaf history the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s. During this period, Deaf people challenged the authority of the dominant welfare organizations (Deaf Societies), which were largely controlled by hearing people and run as charitable institutions. These developments were influenced by wider social movements in Australian society, such as the articulation of minority groups as citizens, and their search for autonomy and equal rights.

About the author

Breda Carty is a lecturer in Special Education at RIDBC Renwick Centre (affiliated with Macquarie University) in Sydney, Australia.


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