“I Forgot I’m Deaf!”: Passing, Kairotic Space, and the Midcentury Cyborg Woman

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Abstract

Advertisements for hearing aids often tout the “invisible” nature of their product, designed to obscure visible markers of disability. This essay examines mid-century appeals to women hearing-aid wearers, emphasizing the labor of embodied and cognitive passing in kairotic spaces as well as practical rhetorical implications of human/machine integration, both of which continue to apply in contemporary contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-193
Number of pages10
JournalRhetoric Society Quarterly
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2020

Keywords

  • Deafness
  • human-machine communication
  • kairotic space
  • passing
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language

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