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Psicologia & Sociedade

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LEACHE, Patricia Amigot. A tense obscurity: inquiring the psychosocial approach of subjectivity. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.3, pp. 20-25. ISSN 1807-0310.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822007000300004.

This article addresses some reflections considering the psychosocial study of subjectivity, emphasizing the transdisciplinary dialogue and the work of authors that move away from the conventional frame of Social Psychology. The text indicates some of the tensions and paradoxes that arise from the study of the self, as well as some of the crucial theoretical contributions to think about them. Briefly, and with a Foucaultian perspective, we will point out the issues of complexity that encompass studying the historicity of the subject, the temporary and coherent experience, the corporal and material dimensions, the unconscious dimension, the tension between subjection and agency and the gendered characteristic of subjectivity.

Keywords : Subjectivity; gender; power.

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