SAME-SAME but Different: Tourism and the Deaf Global Circuit in Cambodia

Autor/a: MORIARTY, Erin
Año: 2015
Editorial: Gallaudet University Press, 2015
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda


Cambodia is a popular destination for tourists, including deaf tourists. Since 2000, there has been an explosive growth of North Atlantic–based organizations (e.g., Deaf Nation, Discovering Deaf Worlds, and Global Reach Out) that facilitate deaf leisure tourism, study tours, and educational exchanges with the intent to empower deaf people in developing countries through informal social interactions, as well as formal programming such as team-building activities, leadership enrichment , and workshops. In this chapter I illustrate how many of these encounters are shaped by a moral geography where Deaf people in the North Atlantic believe they have a responsibility to empower deaf people in developing countries by helping them find their Deaf identity and their potential as Deaf people through formal training and personal example.

En: Friedner, M. y Kusters, A. (2015): It's a small world: international deaf spaces and encounters, pp. 199-211.