Generative Communication: a dialogue with Oliver Sacks

  • José Luiz Braga Unisinos
Keywords: Generative communication, deafness, sign language

Abstract

The paper develops a dialogue with Oliver Sacks’ study on deafness. The limit situation created by deafness offers acuity on characteristics of the communication phenomenon. Some assumptions developed in previous texts are presented as angles for dialogue. In Sacks’ book, which addresses the problem of deafness through a variety of viewpoints, the article selects observations and proposals that corroborate those assumptions or present themselves as challenges to reflection. From the dialogue between the basic propositions initially presented and the clues obtained in Sacks study, the text draws inferences relating to the limit situation; and related leads to the phenomenon in a broader perspective.

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Author Biography

José Luiz Braga, Unisinos
Professor Titular no PPG em Comunicação da Unisinos (RS) desde 1999, tendo coordenado o Programa de 2002 a 2004. Doutor em Comunicação pelo Institut Français de Presse (1984). Pesquisador 1A do CNPq. Pós-Doutorado no PPG em Comunicação da UFMG. Foi pesquisador no Instituto de Pesquisas Espaciais (Projeto Saci) e professor na UFPB e na UnB. Foi Presidente da COMPÓS, gestão 1993-95. Autor de "A sociedade enfrenta sua mídia – dispositivos sociais de crítica midiática" (Editora Paulus, São Paulo, 2006) e de outros livros e artigos acadêmicos na área da Comunicação.
Published
2017-08-31
How to Cite
Braga, J. L. (2017). Generative Communication: a dialogue with Oliver Sacks. MATRIZes, 11(2), 35-55. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v11i2p35-55
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