Psicologia & Sociedade
versão On-line ISSN 1807-0310
CORSINI, Leonora. Rethinking identity in the context of migrations. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2006, vol.18, n.3, pp. 23-33. ISSN 1807-0310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822006000300004.
On account that there is an innovative aspect underlying contemporary studies on migrations which is the possibility of conceiving categories such as nation, ethnicities, identity and citizenship from the perspective of subjectivity, some considerations regarding the concept of identity in its interconnections with the production of subjectivity will be undertaken in this paper. The production of subjectivity is understood as the process through which individuals singularize themselves and produce new relational modalities - affective and cognitive - that materialize in activities of the new working class. This new class of workers has been denominated by Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as "multitude" - a new ontology of globalization that clearly expresses itself in the desire of rendering the differences of space into something common. Our perspective is that identity must be studied in the context of relations with the other, from the production of difference, not mistaking "difference between" - which would be the opposite of "identity" - with the process of producing difference.
Palavras-chave : Identities; difference; migration; subjectivity.