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OLIVEIRA, Edson Santos de. Religious fundamentalism, negative narcissism and helplessness: some reflections. Reverso [online]. 2018, vol.40, n.75, pp. 83-90. ISSN 0102-7395.

This work aims at trying to show how the religious fundamentalism is a answer to the values defended by the post-modern society focused on the culture of narcissism and spectacle. In such a society helplessness has been growing although seeking to be neutralized by radical and phallic religious attitudes. For the psychoanalytic theory, one of the possible explanations for said phenomenon would be on the “negative narcissism” (GREEN, 1998) and pathologic masochism. In the end the article it is proposed feminity (BIRMAN, 1999) as a possible exit for fundamentalism. In this line of thought, it is possible to understand religion, not as a phallic practice or a blind belief, but as a point to reconnect the structure (RODRIGUES, 2017). In this sense, religion establishes an interface with poetry.

Keywords : Fundamentalism; Helplessness; Negative narcissism; Feminity.

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