Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

Deaf Heritage sites in France, by Yves Delaporte


The book isn’t available in the UK at the moment. But I’ve secured a copy through friends of mine in the Savoie.

They should be posting it soon, if they have enough petrol to get to a post office.

This is part of a bigger mission to try and collect and collate as much info as I can about the historical geographies of the (in this case, French) Deaf community’s spaces. This is the first work that I’ve seen that pulls various strands of information together into one book, and it’ll be interesting to see how Yves’ information matches with what I have from the various schools themselves… and what he’s been able to get from schools that shut the door on me.

I’ll never forget that trip to Toulouse when I was told that they ‘do have historical material, but it’s up in the loft with the pigeons…’


This entry was posted on June 8, 2016 by in Musings.
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