ORDERING BURGERS, REORDERING RELATIONS: GESTURAL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HEARING AND d/DEAF NEPALIS

@article{HoffmannDilloway2011ORDERINGBR,
  title={ORDERING BURGERS, REORDERING RELATIONS: GESTURAL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HEARING AND d/DEAF NEPALIS},
  author={Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway},
  journal={Pragmatics},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={373-391}
}
This article analyzes gestural interactions between hearing and d/Deaf Nepalis to argue that local understandings of the consequences of these engagements make visible ways of ideologizing gesture that may be obscured by the gestural typologies widely used by scholars. In Nepal, d/Deafness is associated with ritual pollution that can be shared across persons. Consequently, the use of gesture in a communicative interaction can both presuppose the presence of a polluted d/Deaf body and creatively… Expand
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