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Deaf in the USSR: Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991

Claire L. Shaw


Deaf in the USSR explores the history of the deaf community in the Soviet Union from the February Revolution of 1917 until the collapse of the Soviet state in 1991, situating the experience of deaf people within the broader framework of Soviet programs of identity. Using sources from the All-Russian Society of the Deaf (VOG), a deaf-run state body that can trace its history back to the revolutions of 1917, alongside institutional archives, deaf journalism, literature, theatre, art, cinema and personal memoirs, it considers deaf engagement with the Soviet project to remake society in its variou ... More

Keywords: deaf, Soviet, All-Russian Society of the Deaf, revolution, utopian, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501713668
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claire L. Shaw, author
University of Bristol