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O corpo e seus limites: entre o tecnicismo biológico e a narrativa estética

DOI: 10.1590/S0102-71822011000400004

Keywords: biotechnology, body, psychoanalysis, michel foucault, jeanette winterson.

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in modernity, the body was taken as a place reserved to the identity and to the space of differentiation with objects of the world. this subjective marking of the body assumes the reference to the idea of finitude, in other words, the biological and socio-cultural conditioning of the individual, according to a foucauldian perspective on the emergence of the humanities. currently, due to developments of biotechnology, the manipulation of the body, explored in its objective character, became increasingly efficient and autonomous in relation to any individual restriction. in face of these biotechnological discourses, a literary experimentation of the body is positioned approaching it in its materiality, but from a narrative that writes in cells and organs clippings of a subject. thus, it is recognized that, about the subjective dimension of the body, the techno-scientific interventions have not determine yet a complete discontinuity between the modernity and the so-called "post-modernity".


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