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LIMA, Aluísio Ferreira de. For the reconstruction of the concepts of mass and identity. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.3, pp.613-622. ISSN 1657-9267.

The last years have been marked by a disconstruction and reconstruction in the traditional ways of social and individual organization. The classic ideas regarding the future were substituted by ordinances for the end of “old” concepts as: the social-democracy, the welfare state, the end of history etc., making possible speculations besides on the end of the modernity. Though, some concepts stay current and request an analysis of his meaning. The objective of this paper is presents some considerations concerning the mass concepts and identity. For so much, we bring the author’s contributions as: Ciampa, Bauman, Hall, Laclau, Negri & Hardt and Virno, that have been discussing, rebuilting and rethoughting these concepts. Finally, the text intends to present the possibility of work starting from the crowd concepts and identity as metamorphosis.

Keywords : identity; mass; crowd; psychology; community psychology; social structure; social psychology.

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