Psicologia & Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 0102-7182
PINHEIRO, Clara Virgínia de Queiroz e QUEIROZ, Cristiane Holanda. The body and its limits: between the biological technicism and the aesthetic narrative. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.spe, pp. 22-29. ISSN 0102-7182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822011000400004.
In modernity, the body was taken as a place reserved to the identity and to the space of differentiation with objects of the world. This subjective marking of the body assumes the reference to the idea of finitude, in other words, the biological and socio-cultural conditioning of the individual, according to a Foucauldian perspective on the emergence of the humanities. Currently, due to developments of biotechnology, the manipulation of the body, explored in its objective character, became increasingly efficient and autonomous in relation to any individual restriction. In face of these biotechnological discourses, a literary experimentation of the body is positioned approaching it in its materiality, but from a narrative that writes in cells and organs clippings of a subject. Thus, it is recognized that, about the subjective dimension of the body, the techno-scientific interventions have not determine yet a complete discontinuity between the modernity and the so-called "post-modernity".
Palavras-chave : biotechnology; body; psychoanalysis; Michel Foucault; Jeanette Winterson.