mythAnd so even those most critical of a separate hearing culture and those who have integrated themselves into hearing culture as productive working contributing members still have a connection to this touted place known in Deaf mythology as Gallaudet. It is less important that there is a real place that shares its name than that there is a place in Deaf imagination that seeks out Gallaudet in any of its unrealized forms. Interestingly enough, it seems that Gallaudet is an urban myth with magical qualities because it is self sufficient and does not need maintenance. It is an eternal city which never needs painting or repairs. It is, in every way, a utopia. But it is a deaf utopia.
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