Psicologia & Sociedade
On-line version ISSN 1807-0310
COIMBRA, Cecília and LEITAO, Maria Beatriz Sá. From essences to multiplicities: psychology specialism and subjectivity productions. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2003, vol.15, n.2, pp. 6-17. ISSN 1807-0310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822003000200002.
The present article is intended as an analysis of the social division of work within Capitalism, the emergence of specialization - mainly psychology specialization - some productions of subjectivities and part of its effects. For such, we will initially appoint some ''forms'' that are being made for Man, Society, Psychology and Politics through the belief they have an existence of their own. Such belief has instituted an essencialist psychology, privatized/intimized and family-focused. Another prioritized aspect is the production of the ''individual-way-of-being'' and some of its effects: meritocracy and the psychologizing of social life. Finally, some escape routes will be pointed out and escape lines that will allow the thinking of Man, Society, Psychology and Politics not as self-excluding territories, but as interconnected fields that crisscross out and add together.
Keywords : psychology specialism; subjectivity productions; multiplicities.