Deaf People on the Move: Temporal Dimensions

Autor/a: IYER, Sanchu; LE MAIRE, Amandine
Año: 2022
Editorial: Wolf Humanities Center (2022)
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


Mobile Deaf Project researchers Sanchu Iyer and Amandine le Maire explore mobilities of deaf people across international borders and how deaf people settle in a new environment. In this virtual program, they present their findings from two studies: a study based on everyday lived experiences of deaf people who were forced to migrate to Kakuma Refugee Camp and a study of everyday lived experiences of deaf migrants living in London. Employing varied ethnographic approaches, the pair research how deaf refugees’ and migrants’ everyday experiences are shaped by learning a new language, resettling in a new place, interacting with a new community/ties, maintaining contact with their families and friends, and waiting for future opportunities which enable the advancement of their life trajectories. Iyer and le Maire zoom in on this experience of waiting, which happens on different scales and has different temporal dimensions, and explore how the experience of waiting is shaped by factors such as the deaf migrants’ and refugees’ nationalities, cultures, languages, religions, race, and gender.