SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.6 issue2Foucault and Psychology in Brazil: Interlocutions and New PerspectivesDesk research with reports of UNESCO from 1990 to 2010, on the rights to sport, leisure and culture of children and adolescents in Brazil author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista Polis e Psique

On-line version ISSN 2238-152X


FURTADO, Mariama Augusto  and  SZAPIRO, Ana Maria. New dispositifs of subjectivity: malaise in contemporary culture. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2016, vol.6, n.2, pp. 166-185. ISSN 2238-152X.

This theoretical study investigates shifts in the location of malaise within the context of post-modernity’s ongoing transformation. We investigate nuances which mark new arrangements within post-modernism corresponding to the ascendancy of technology over science, the advancement of the cybernetic paradigm and the emphasis on pragmatism and utilitarianism as philosophical horizons. Questioning the location of malaise is justified in that it seems to be a fitting indicator of the subjectivity of an era. We analyse discourses which extol the idea of overcoming all limits which present themselves as obstacles to the achievement of a complete state of happiness thereby attributing a sense of negativity to the experience of malaise. Within a culture whose values revolve around speed, performance, productivity, efficiency and utility, where is the place of suffering?

Keywords : Happiness; Health; Postmodernity; Suffering; Technoscience.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License