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Revista do Departamento de Psicologia. UFF

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COELHO, Rômulo Frota da Justa  and  SEVERIANO, Maria de Fátima Vieira. Histories of the uses, disuses and usury of the bodies in the capitalism. Rev. Dep. Psicol.,UFF [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.1, pp. 83-99. ISSN 0104-8023.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-80232007000100007.

This article undertakes a critical-theorical reflection on the uses of the human body throughout the different stages of the capitalism, since it's sprouting, in the Modern Age, until the contemporary's days, considering the logic of production and consumption. At the end of this process, we argue that the current hedonic body, supposedly free of the chains of moral and discipline, still carries, as inconvenient stains, all the marks left for the different uses and disuses that it suffered throughout the diverse phases of the capitalism. Finally, we briefly question the possibilities of fighting new battles se that we can recreate possible and desirable bodies, far beyond the logics of submission and control.

Keywords : Body; Capitalism; Modernity; Post modernity; Subjectivity.

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