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Psicologia em Estudo

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BERNARDES, Anita Guazzelli  and  GUARESCHI, Neuza. Strategies of self-production and biotechnologies. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.1, pp.151-159. ISSN 1413-7372.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722007000100018.

The relationship between biotechnologies and the current production of subjectivities is provided. Research discusses the naturalization of human evolution and the development of science in which Biotechnologies are taken as an example of humanity’s advance within contemporary society. Biotechnologies are understood as current existence conditions and as bio-politics that mold various instances of subjectivity and produce subjects-forms instead of subjects-substance from experimental actions which turn them into human conditions. The objectification of Biotechnologies is approached as a way of living within the field of health by strategies of production of the self, or rather, as forms of subjectivity. The point of departure involves Foucauldian concepts of power, discourse, truth regimes and technologies of self, subjected to debates by Bauman on contemporary society and to the discussion by Rose on biotechnologies and the control of self.

Keywords : Biotechnology; production of subjectivity; health.

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