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CASTILHO, Glória. Psychoanalysis and old age: are the "elderly" obsolete?. Trivium [online]. 2012, vol.4, n.1, pp.48-58. ISSN 2176-4891.

This paper begins with the conjunction of the capitalist discourse and the progresses of technoscience and indicates how this scenario has specific consequences for the "elderly" who rapidly, assume the role of the aged, the obsolete and the unproductive ones. Further, this article highlights some questions that focus mainly on the impact of this logic - markedly technical -on the day to day of a clinic. Lastly, this paper will seek to situate different current discourses and the question concerning the place of the psychoanalytic discourse in this context.

Keywords : psychoanalysis; subject; "elderly"; technoscience; discourses.

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