Abstract

In all but deaf cultural groups, the appearance of a deaf child is an extraordinary event that must be accounted for. Many “causes” of deafness emerge from cultural accounts that have at best shaky bases in science; even unknown causes wield cultural power, illuminating the mysteriousness of this condition to hearing people. In addition, the deaf child must be dealt with (treated or rehabilitated). This article describes a set of popular “cures” used with deaf children in Mexico.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1533-6263
Print ISSN
0302-1475
Pages
pp. 254-280
Launched on MUSE
2001-04-01
Open Access
No
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