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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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ENDO, Paulo Cesar. Violences, violent systems and the testimonial horizon. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.1, pp. 30-39. ISSN 1414-9893.

This paper discusses the contemporary forms of engenderment and opposition to violent expressions in conflict resolution. the focus of this work is the discussion about the institutional and urban violence in Brazil in the last decades, in which the witness emerges as a political, psychological and social expression in addition to the increase of lynchings, since the 1980s, and the homicides carried out by agents of the state, as well as the rising of the homicide rates in Brazil as a way of resolving personal conflicts. At the heart of this out-of-control and excessive violence, there is a set of values that are nurtured and brutally practiced. these values are based on the dispute between bullies and alpha males, who intend to justify their position in a violent system at any cost, a system whose preservation depends on the demand for more and more bullies who wish to put their own lives and the lives of others at risk. So, this fragile virility appears as a subjective cell capable of preserving violent systems.

Keywords : Subjectivity; Psychoanalysis; Testimony.

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