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VIEIRA, Renan Martimiano  and  MELLO NETO, Gustavo Adolfo Ramos. Trauma of torture under the perspective of the widespread seduction theory: experiences from the brazilian civil-military period (1964-1985). Rev. Subj. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.2, pp. 265-274. ISSN 2359-0769.

This article investigates the trauma suffered by subjects who were submitted to torture in Brazilian civil-military dictatorship, through autobiographical narratives. Two books made up our analysis material: Retrato Calado, by Luiz Roberto Salinas Fortes, and Memórias do Esquecimento, by Flávio Tavares, which are analyzed from the psychoanalysis, specifically Laplanche's Theory of Generalized Seduction (Teoria da Sedução Generalizada - TGS). The TGS has as basic premise the psychic trauma as a constituent of the human psyche; proposes the notion of cryptic message while conductor of translations; points out the concept of strictly sexual unconscious; and describes the fundamental anthropological situation. From these concepts, we weave some considerations about the torture of trauma in terms of their sexual and disruptive character and we propose that self questioning can assist in the process of translation / preparation trauma.

Keywords : trauma; torture; Brazilian civil-military dictatorship; witness accounts; general theory of seduction.

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