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Psicologia & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0102-7182
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VINADE, Thaiani Farias and GUARESCHI, Pedrinho Arcides. Inventing the opposing-spring that resists: a study on the spirit of militancy in contemporaneity. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.3, pp.68-75. ISSN 0102-7182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822007000300011.
This paper aims at querying the spirit of militancy in contemporaneity, studying interviews performed with several social movement activists. It discusses the possibilities of militant activity development in present times, after the concept of liquid modernity, which will help us to comprehend the possibilities of being and belonging in the world; and the idea of invention, that seeks to deconstruct the evidences of common sense, abandoning the under-standing that the objects of research are natural or permanent, understanding them as ephemeral and in construction. Thus, we seek to produce this estrangement with the matter of militancy so that the views and perspectives of its comprehension may be enhanced far beyond the stereotypes and preconceptions.
Keywords : The spirit of militancy; social movements and subjectivity; liquid modernity.