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Psicologia & Sociedade

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LEITE, Jáder Ferreira  and  DIMENSTEIN, Magda. Subjectivity in movement: the MST in Rio Grande do Norte. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2006, vol.18, n.1, pp.21-30. ISSN 1807-0310.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822006000100004.

The present investigation is aimed at pointing out the MST (Landless Workers Movement) as a social movement that concurs to the production of subjectivities of a group of workers in MST settlements in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Norte. The authors stressed that those workers' subjectivities are in consonance with their use of their bodies and with the appropriation they make of the territory they've occupied. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with sixteen settlers, as well as observations of the group's daily practices. Results show the emergency of subjective production articulated to the MST's political-ideological project, materialized as the illustration of the "Landless Man" as well as singular manners of subjective production that implicate the need for desire investments, the sensitive reality of the settlers which are often in conflict with the structural perspective or macropolitics glimpsed by the MST.

Keywords : production of subjectivity; MST; daily practices.

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