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Revista Mal Estar e Subjetividade

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MENDES, Luciano; CHAVES, Carlos Jaelso Albanese; SANTOS, Maria Cecília dos  and  MELLO NETO, Gustavo Adolfo Ramos. Da arte ao ofício: vivências de sofrimento e significado do trabalho de professor universitário. Rev. Mal-Estar Subj. [online]. 2007, vol.7, n.2, pp. 527-556. ISSN 1518-6148.

The present article tells about investigation whose objective was to describe the meanings of the work and the suffering in the professor's job. More specifically, it was about interviewing professors linked to the Physics, Statistics and Mathematics departments of the Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM) considering the meaning and suffering from work. The written theoretical referential discourses about suffering and meaning caused by work, the same way we search wider explanations in the Psychoanalysis to understand how these pleasure/displease relationships are lived by the individuals within the society. The accomplished research was from qualitative character, because when it talks about feelings, the quantitative research becomes, from our point of view, insufficient, due to the living of feelings be experienced for each individual from the point of view of your singularity. The results showed that, in spite of professor's profession be gratifying for using the mental capacities, as in a process of artistic creation, the suffering in the work, at least from the interviewed professors, it is very evident and, most of time, related with the institution and its problems. Therefore not even creative professions, as the professor, are free from strong feelings of displeasing, above all because, as Freud (1976/1930) says, the individual doesn't get to obtain full satisfaction living in society, due to his renounces instinctive that should accomplish.

Keywords : suffering in the work; work; university professors; psychopathology of the work; psychoanalysis and work.

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