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SILVA, Lucila Lima da  and  MORAES, Marcia. Possible compositions: crossing the pluriverse of encounters with deafness. Psicol. Conoc. Soc. [online]. 2019, vol.9, n.2, pp.154-167.  Epub Dec 01, 2019. ISSN 1688-7026.

This article aims to put in check the binary opposition that separates deaf and hearing, as if they were two distinct worlds, each marked with its own culture and language: the Brazilian language of signs as opposed to Portuguese. From a methodology based on the one hand, in the mixed meetings between deaf and listeners (Martins, 2006) and, on the other hand, in the narrative of everyday stories, the text indicates that binarism does not lead us to encounter difference. Thus, the paper concludes by pointing out that translation as a version, as proposed by Despret (2012), is a way of composing an common world not as a universe, but as pluriverse (Latour, 2011). The composition of the common as pluriverse is an everyday action, it is also an ethical and political bet to be activated repeatedly in the encounter with the difference.

Keywords : Deaf; listeners; common world; pluriverse..

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