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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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LACAZ, Alessandra Speranza; ROMANIO, Marcel; GOTARDO, Suzana Maria  and  HECKERT, Ana Lúcia C.. Modern issues in the field of educational policies: community production, criminalization of life and freedom practices. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.12, n.2, pp. 479-500. ISSN 1808-4281.

This article aims to analyse the politics forged in education, with a view to the contemporary ways of living operated by biopolitics in their tensionings between power and resistance. Based on this, we take two issues that have troubled us in the researches we have developed in schools nowadays: the community-modes produced in this historical moment and the practices that shape what we call the criminalization of life. We evince the catches that have been operated in education under the sign of community through the use of this construct - tied to an idea of collective participation - to the legitimacy of hegemonic practices, or in favor of some kind of security, as the increasingly frequent presence of police and judicial apparatus/ functioning in schools, in a context marked by fear diffusion. We believe, however, that such catches are improvements of the capitalistic mode of operation, emerged precisely because, at any time, life is being re-invented and flees from the modulations.

Keywords : resistance; biopolitics; education; community; criminalization of life.

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