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Psicologia Clínica

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FONSECA, Tania Mara Galli et al. Microfascism in us: practices of exception in contemporaneity. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.2, pp. 31-45. ISSN 0103-5665.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-56652008000200003.

This article aims to analyze the practices of exception in contemporaneity. We are interested in examining the scenario in which the biopolitic life is arrested in the frame of law, in the transversality of powers, constituting ultimately the bare life. We will take the early organization of asylums in Brazil and the Nazi concentration camps as emblems of this issue, in order to analyze the formation of these fascist practices of exception in modernity and its ruptures as well as its continuity in contemporaneity. Microfascism in us - practices of exception in contemporaneity - refers to our current attitudes that may lead to situations in which the other, as difference, is seen as a threat and therefore avoided. We do not enclosure the other within limiting walls, but we disregard him and do not let our daily lives be affected by him. Using the concept of an immanent life can help us overcome the microfascist transcendences of today's fragmentary states of exception, and discuss the field of human rights, not to dissolve it, but to open it to the indeterminacy of events.

Keywords : biopolitics; practices of exception; human rights.

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