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SCHAEFERI, Patricia; FARIAS, Francisco Ramos  and  PINTO, Diana de Souza. The act of thinking and the construction of memory in prison: creative strategies of resistance. Trivium [online]. 2014, vol.6, n.2, pp. 49-67. ISSN 2176-4891.

This article brings into question the act of thinking and the construction of memory as a creation in prison, from the inmate's perspective, based in a psychological practice in the prison system of Rio de Janeiro. The reflections start from fragments of speech collected at the appointments, in the activities and the relationship with the prisoners and from publications. What is in focus is the subject in condition of confinement, having or not committed a crime and the creative strenght that arises in this institution, regardless of any moral judgement. The prison produces effects in the subjectivity, which may lead to its annihilation. However, by facing this violence the inmate can, in a subjectivation production, create forms of being, of feeling and of being in the world. We can understand the act of thinking and the construction of memory in this adverse circumstance of confinement and oppression as strategies of resistance to the totalizing effect of imprisonment.

Keywords : Act of thinking; Social memory; Prison; Resistance; Creation.

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