The two-week village: the significance of sacred occasions for the Deaf community

Autor/a: HAUALAND, Hilde
Año: 2007
Editorial: Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


This article describes some of the people, processes, and transformations encountered during the two weeks of the Deaf World Games held in Rome in 2001. Analyzing the event in terms of liminality and tourism, with inspiration from Turner's analysis of pilgrimages as social processes (1974:166-230), reveals the import of sacred occasions in the Deaf world. The main focus will be on the Deaf tourists and their plurality of experiences during the antistructural communitas of the Deaf World Games. Like other transnational gatherings, the Deaf World Games in Rome were a site for negotiating and identifying core values in the Deaf community.

En: Ingstad, B. y WHYTE, S. R. (eds.): Disability in Local and Global Worlds, pp. 33–55.