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3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

November 2019

#Deaftravel: An Ethnography of Deaf Tourist Mobilities

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Tourism scholars have noted that tourists tend to seek out new, yet familiar, experiences. As a part of what Erin Harrelson calls “the deaf global circuit,” deaf tourists often want to visit deaf spaces and meet other deaf people. They make a point of seeking both to better understand differences, especially between sign languages and cultural status. Harrelson will discuss Deaf tourist practices and the moralities that have been built around the deaf global circuit, showing clips from her ethnographic…

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