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RUZA, Fábio Machado  y  SILVA, Eduardo Pinto e. The productive transformations in the postgraduate: the pleasure in the teaching work auspended?. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.1, pp. 91-103. ISSN 2359-0769.

The work and subjectivity of the postgraduate professor are part of a certain political-economic context shaped by the globalization of capital, state reform and naturalization of forms of management and work organization guided by the objectivist, functionalist and utilitarian paradigms. In this scenario, profound reforms are carried out in the role developed by the university, which tends to become a managerial, productivist and commodified institution. The teacher lives, then, a series of conflicts between the institutional demands and their subjectivity. Faced with this, we asked: Would pleasure at work be put on hold? Would suffering at work find possibilities, through the mediation of recognition, to transmute into pleasure? In order to examine this question, data and institutional documents of a public university, the UNESP, were collected and analyzed, and a questionnaire was administered to professors from two postgraduate programs of high academic performance. The theoretical contribution was based on the contributions of Psychodynamics and Psychosociology of Work. We point out that pleasure-suffering are imbricated elements that coexist in all dimensions of the professor work, although certain activities and relationships potentially generate greater pleasure and, at the same time, greater suffering. The intensification of the work, the wear and tear in front of the demands of routine tasks and the significant number of references to stress and / or illness were evidenced. But there are aspects that sometimes contradict each other, sometimes overshadowing these indicators of suffering. It is concluded that, in this intricate game of the antithetical pair pleasure-suffering, several possibilities open to the teaching subjectivities that are situated between the pathogenic suffering and the creative suffering.

Palabras clave : college education; college professor; Work and subjectivity; Suffering and pleasure at work; Psychodynamics and work psycho-sociology.

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