Abstract

Identity development work shows that identities are socially constructed by the interplay between and within categorical boundaries of race, gender, and class. Research further shows that identity development and the social context are interconnected and produce theories of knowing. Relying on the theory of intersectionality for deconstructing the identity of Black Deaf and hard-of-hearing adult men, this discussion examines the interplay between race, gender, and deafness. Implications for adult education and practice are included.

Creative Commons License


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Share

COinS
 
Oct 19th, 9:00 AM

“I am BlackDeaf Man”: Deconstructing the Interplay of Multiple Identities in Theory and Reality

Identity development work shows that identities are socially constructed by the interplay between and within categorical boundaries of race, gender, and class. Research further shows that identity development and the social context are interconnected and produce theories of knowing. Relying on the theory of intersectionality for deconstructing the identity of Black Deaf and hard-of-hearing adult men, this discussion examines the interplay between race, gender, and deafness. Implications for adult education and practice are included.