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BORGES, Sonia. Capitalism and anguish. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp. 398-406. ISSN 2359-0769.

This paper presents a reflection on possible relationships established between anxiety and the impact of social norms on subjectivities. Nowadays, capitalism, combined with modern science is characterized not only by the authoritative definition of economic policies, but also by gestionais mechanisms that regulate and affect the constitution of individuals, encouraging the emergence of different forms of distress manifestation, such as stress, panic, helplessness, trauma and depression, which are particularly characterized by the silence of the subject facing the feeling of loss of stable horizons of reference, i.e., by suffering with no address, no Another. We resort to psychoanalysis and some Giorgio Agamben's ideas about the capitalism today to discuss these issues, as well as the possibilities of psychoanalysis and art to consider specific ways of confronting these civilizational facts that exacerbate the anxiety - placing itself against the capitalist interests.

Keywords : psychoanalysis; art; capitalism; anguish.

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