Do Corpo Falado ao Corpo Falante: Interseções entre a Cultura e a Clínica Psicanalítica

by Rodrigues, Maíza Ferreira

Abstract (Summary)
Men?s concern with the body is a phenomenon which has crossed the centuries and is brought up to date in the imaginary of each age of mankind. Body is not a synonym for ?biologic?, taking into account that it is marked, as well, by the historical, psychic and social dimensions. From this point of view, the ?body talks and is talked?. Therefore, this work takes into account the medical, hygienistic, publicitary and psychoanalistic methodological points of view about the body to comprehend, based on interviews with psychoanalysts, which are the psychic suffering?s new forms of presentation and also how they are related to the body idealization/submission nowadays. From the articulation between the interviews and the theoretical basis some categories were developed: ?Psychic suffering: a meaning to the symptom? and ?body and contemporary subjectivities?. This research stands out that, understood as an ?ideal of completeness?, the body rules and suffers and makes the remnants of its inadequacies to the aesthetical rules of contemporaneity, based on the trinity beauty-health-youth, to be listened to within the psychoanalytical clinic. As a result, we are able to assert that the contemporary culture, with its aesthetical references, has an important rule in the so-called ?new symptoms?.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Maria de Fátima Vieira Severiano; Luciana Lobo Miranda; Jorge Coelho Soares

School:Universidade Federal do Ceará

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Body social debate psychoanalytical clinic psychic suffering


Date of Publication:06/13/2008

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