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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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FERREIRA, João Batista  and  MENDES, Ana Magnólia. Practical wisdom a study based on psychodynamics of work of literary creation. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2012, vol.12, n.2, pp. 141-154. ISSN 1984-6657.

The relationship between art and work goes back to the beginnings of human existence, literary production being one of the oldest and best known art forms. Literary production offers a favorable field of study for understanding the potential of creative work in the constitution of the subject. The objective of this study is to discuss aspects of practical wisdom, from the creative work of literary art, as a significant aspect of the process of subjectivization. The investigation is part of a larger study, completed on the basis of theoretical psychodynamics of work. The approach is qualitative and exploratory, with a documentary research methodology. We analyzed 33 interviews and testimonies of writers published in Brazil in the last 25 years, based on the technical analysis of the Centers for Senses (ANS). The results highlighted the unique form and temporality of practical wisdom, set up as a subjective process of continuous invention of work situations and of the subject. It is concluded that the analysis of creative work, resulting in a strong subjective implication, provides workers significant critics of social, institutional and organizational structures producing alienated labor, which can provide analysis and assistance in these situations.

Keywords : Work; Psychodynamics of Work; Literary Creation; Practical Wisdom.

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