versão impressa ISSN 0103-5665
XAVIER, Monalisa Pontes; AQUINO, Cássio Adriano Braz de e MIRANDA, Luciana Lobo. The cave: a literary portrait of the subject insertion in the emerging model of modern production. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.2, pp. 131-145. ISSN 0103-5665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-56652010000200009.
This text makes a reading of The cave, by José Saramago, searching the interface of this production with questions concerning to Psychology, specifically the connection between work and its influence in the process of subjectivity production. Reality- Based literary portrayed, the essay raises questions about the advent of Modernity, historical period used as background of the storyline development, as well as the insertion of the subject in this new era, depicted by the industrial production model and the establishment of that model as a prevailing way of life of the modern societies. The transition scenario to a new social order composes the drama of the Algor family, broaching the metamorphosis suffered by the working, and which were imposed to the worker, in virtue of the emerging social-historical organization.
Palavras-chave : The cave; work; subjectivity; modern societies.