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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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CAMPOS, Luciene Jung de; ALQUATTI, Raquel; GARBIN, Stefany Rettore  and  PEREIRA, Ismael. Work and suicide: an ultimate resistance gesture. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.1, pp. 86-103. ISSN 1808-4281.

This article proposes a reading gesture of three lawsuits about work and suicide. The cases from 1960s and 1970s were found in the collection from Rio Grande do Sul State Judiciary Memorial. As a dialogue between Psychology and History, the lawsuits are read among two different works, Suicide et travail: que faire? by Christophe Dejours e Florence Bègue (2010) and "About the Suicide" by Karl Marx (1846/2006). Discourse Analysis is the theoretic analytical device interfacing with Psychoanalysis, Historical Materialism and the Language, through what we sought analyze the evidence effects in the lawsuits. However, what a lawsuit about suicide wants to know? We have seen that the investigated lawsuits are searching for accomplices or an incarnate guilty. Suicide is an absolute and muted gesture. Historically it has been treated as individual act and, therefore, assigned by his author. The suicide or the situation where it was practiced has a short discussion, even shorter is the relation made between the suicide and society where it comes from. The subject whom engenders the gesture gets lost. Remains the author subject in the receiver condition: cause and consequence of his own action.

Keywords : work; suicide; discourse analysis; psychodynamics of work.

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