#deaftravel: Deaf Tourism in Bali (film & FAQ)

#deaftravel: Deaf Tourism in Bali is an ethnographic film that explores the experiences of deaf tourists who visited Bali as solo travelers, in pairs, or in groups, in the summer of 2018. The tourists originated from Europe, the USA, and India. They joined tours guided by two deaf tour guides, Wahyu and Gio, whose quite different […]


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Deaf mobility and immobility: Who travels and where?

Annelies Kusters, Amandine le Maire, Erin Moriarty (11 May 2021) Note: this video was produced for the course “International Connections and International Sign Among Deaf people”, developed by OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and Gallaudet University. The term “mobility” signals a movement in a physical space which can be on a small scale as simply walking from one […]


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Calibrating deaf cosmopolitanism

Erin Moriarty and Annelies Kusters, 28 February 2021 Note 1: this video was produced for the course “International Connections and International Sign Among Deaf people”, developed by OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and Gallaudet University”.Note 2: this blog is based on a longer article: “Deaf cosmopolitanism: Calibrating as a moral process – International Journal of […]


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“I never expose them to my sign language!”: Morality in Deaf Tourism

Image: A visitor’s log book at one of the schools for the deaf in Bali listing visitors from England, Italy, the United States, Japan, and Indonesia. By Erin Moriarty Harrelson, 6 February 2019 Note: This blog was later developed into a journal article: “Sign to me, not the children”: Ideologies of language contamination at a […]


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Observing Deaf Tourist Practices in Bali

By: Erin Moriarty Harrelson I have been in Indonesia for about four months now, familiarising myself with Bali, tourism in Bali in general, and the nature of deaf tourism here. This involved going on “ride-alongs” with deaf tourist groups, meeting with deaf tourists individually, as well as meeting with community leaders, tourist guides, and village […]


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