Tag: deaf culture

Not “just tools”: The framework of equivalence and cochlear implants in Jordan by Timothy Y. Loh

Timothy Y. Loh , June 15th, 2021

“Should all deaf children learn sign language?” This seemingly innocuous question was the theme of a roundtable article published in the influential journal Pediatrics in 2015, which compiled…


Neurological, Structural, and Pandemic Emergencies: Elective Cochlear Implant Surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Michele Friedner

Michele Friedner , April 10th, 2020

While conducting research in India during the summer of 2019 for my book on cochlear implantation, I kept on coming across an interesting object: a small cardboard office…


On Responsibility (and Laziness) by Anne E. Pfister

Anne E. Pfister , February 5th, 2019

I am a cultural anthropologist who conducts research with deaf children and their families in Mexico City. Echarle ganas is a Mexican colloquial expression that roughly translates to…


Disability as Diversity: A New Biopolitics by Michele Friedner

Michele Friedner , May 23rd, 2016

We’re a medical anthropologist and a literary critic, and while our research interests seemingly have little overlap, we found ourselves engaged in a series of conversations about how…


Michele Friedner’s “Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India” by Cassandra Hartblay

Cassandra Hartblay , April 29th, 2016

Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India by Michele Friedner Rutgers University Press, 2015, 216 pages   An Indian coffee shop franchise advertises their practice of hiring deaf baristas –…