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Author Friedner, Michele Ilana, 1978- author.

Title Sensory Futures : Deafness and Cochlear Implant Infrastructures in India / Michele Ilana Friedner
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota, [2022]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000


Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Introduction: Sensory, modal, and relational narrowing through cochlear implants -- Disability camps and surgical celebrations : Indian disability interventions and the creation of complex dependencies -- Becoming unisensory : creating a child's social sense through auditory verbal therapy and total communication -- Mothers' work : intersensing and learning to talk like a cricket commentator -- (Non-)use : maintaining devices, relationships, and senses -- Becoming normal : potentiality beyond passing -- Conclusion. Beyond the bad S : making space for sensory unruliness
Summary "Sensory Futures explores deaf people's desires to create habitable worlds, grappling with their futures amid a surge in biotechnical interventions and disability rights activism. With implications for a broad range of disability experiences, this sensitive, in-depth research focuses on the specific experiences of deaf people, both children and adults, and the structural, political, and social possibilities biotechnological and social "cures" offer"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Sociology of disability -- India
Assimilation (Sociology) -- India
Deafness -- Social aspects -- India
Cochlear implants -- Government policy -- India
Cochlear implants -- Social aspects -- India
Deaf children -- Government policy -- India
Deaf children -- India -- Social conditions
Assimilation (Sociology)
Cochlear implants -- Government policy
Deafness -- Social aspects
Sociology of disability
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse. distributor.
LC no. 2021062330
ISBN 9781517912130