The representation of deafness: The body and religion as agents of socialization

María Esther Fernández Mostaza, Diana Marcela Murcia Albañil

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Abstract

© 2018, Universidad Nacional de Lanos. The identification of the body as well as the family and religion in the socialization processes of deaf people are examined based in the epistemological reflection of the symbolic relational paradigm within the framework of symbolic interactionism. A longitudinal study was carried out during the years 2016 and 2017 following ten life trajectories, chosen from a sample of narratives of deaf subjects in the urban area of Bogotá (Colombia). Deaf adults who identified with contexts that could be described using the concept of alternation, had children of any age, were users of sign language and had experienced subjective processes related to Deaf culture were selected. In particular, situations of religion and health emerge in which the body is resignified in deaf adults, generating the questioning of professional interventions and discarding perceptions of exclusion in order to confer new meaning to the body as a socializing agent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-271
JournalSalud Colectiva
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Colombia
  • Deaf person
  • Religion
  • Socialization

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