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Neonarcissism in the society of control: resistance and production of subjectivity

Grant number: 12/11827-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology
Principal Investigator:Maria Luisa Sandoval Schmidt
Grantee:Douglas Rossi Ramos
Host Institution: Instituto de Psicologia (IP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/15578-3 - Virtual ethnography, mobile technologies and processes of subjectivity in the visual culture, BE.EP.DR   14/14161-9 - The written narrative and control in the production of subjectivities process, BE.EP.DR


In contemporary society, not only the knowledge, the body and the institutions would be objects of power, but also the processes of production of subjectivities would be important focus of articulation and action of control mechanisms. In this context, the neonarcissism consists as a relational dynamic in which, through mechanisms of administration and control of the differ, the subjects would be encouraged to organize themselves from a control-stimulation. This present research project aims to study about the production of subjectivities in the contemporary from neonarcissism, considering in particular of the issue of resistance / escape of the subject against this relational dynamic. In this proposal, we will focus on the study of relational dynamics concerning virtual spaces online, searching, in particular, as objects of study, communities of questions and answers on the Internet. As conceptual tools of analysis will adopted in particular the notions of 'Device' and 'techniques of the self', in view of the French philosopher Michel Foucault, and also the 'virtual ethnography' as a complementary technique of investigation of that object of study. The analyze the movements of rupture and ownership of these spaces shown to be relevant for the understanding of issues relating to this relational dynamic, allowing the presentation and elucidation of new parameters and elements that will serve as basis for testing other forms of reflection, intervention and action in educational spaces.

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RAMOS, Douglas Rossi. The neo-narcissism in the society of control: resistances and production of subjectivity. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Psicologia (IP/SBD) São Paulo.

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