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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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MANSANO, Sonia Regina Vargas  and  NALLI, Marcos. Fear as biopolitical device. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.1, pp.85-97. ISSN 1516-3687.

Fear can be understood as a component of subjectivation that runs through human history winning different contours and being expressed in affective, employment, social and sexual relationships. This article seeks to discuss the fear as a device say about biopolitics which can be understood as a set of practices, rules and customs buildings participating in the production of modes of existence. The investigation was divided in three moments: first, fear is approached in a psychoanalytic perspective, with a focus in psychodynamics of defense mechanisms; then, are analyzes the ways in which fear meets specific social functions, being widespread in relationships that minimize and weaken the subject and collectivities; finally, it explored the links between fear and bio-power, emphasizing your dissemination strategy. At the end of the study, noted that far is shared defensive as a survival strategy that can culminate in experimentation with other possibilities of existence.

Keywords : fear; subjectivity; biopolitics; contemporary times; ways of life.

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