This article aims at presenting an analysis on intercultural negotiations between Deaf culture aspects and surrounding hearing cultures, showing some of the processes of resistance to hearing culture elements influencing Deaf organisations. To pursue this objective, we explore further some of the research participants’ discourse extracts of Gonçalves (2010), which can give more evidence of the premise that the influence of Brazilian hearing Gaucho culture has been a key factor in making Gaucho Deaf communities’ collectivist values stronger, as we look more deeply into the ethos of Southern Brazilian Deaf communities and their utopia of liberation through education. This article also aims at exploring Brazilian Deaf Gaucho educational systems, and the informal educational spaces that Deaf communities have used and developed to strategically reach specific educational and political targets as pointed out by Gonçalves (2010). Finally, it explores the links between Deaf communities, Deaf schools and the research that have helped Gaucho Deaf people achieve significant social and educational targets for their region and their country.
|Title of host publication||Cartografias Da Surdez :|
|Subtitle of host publication||Communidades, Linguas, Praticas e Pedagogigias|
|Editors||Orquidea Coelho, Madalena Klein|
|Place of Publication||Porto|
|Pages||not yet known|
|Publication status||In preparation - 2013|