On-line version ISSN 1678-7110
BUENO, José Geraldo Silveira. Deafness, language and culture. Cad. CEDES [online]. 1998, vol.19, n.46, pp.41-56. ISSN 1678-7110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32621998000300005.
This paper analyses critically the relationship between the deafness, language and culture, from three basic theoretical references: history, the multiculturalist approach and the relationship between normality and patology, to discuss the social integration of the deaf. In this sense, it searches to overcome the dicotomic and a-historic vision that who centers the analysis on the the social environment distinction between the "hearing society" and the "deaf community"
Keywords : surdez; educação especial; integração social do surdo.