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Desenvolvimento desejado? Contribuições psicanalíticas para o antidesenvolvimento psicológico

Burman, Erica (2009) Desenvolvimento desejado? Contribuições psicanalíticas para o antidesenvolvimento psicológico. A Peste: Revista de Psicanálise e Sociedade e Filosofia, 1 (2). pp. 267-292. ISSN 2175-6104 (Unpublished)

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This paper addresses how psychoanalytic ideas might support a project of critiquing the developmental paradigm as it influences, and links, models of economic and individual development. After outlining the conceptual domain and questions at issue, the paper rereads some key claims about the Enlightenment and its relationship with immaturity as inviting scope for reinterpreting the more contemporary intensification of developmentalism. This provides some further rationale and focus for the turn to psychoanalysis as a critical conceptual and methodological resource (although with some key qualifications). Such analyses are then used to inform the discussion of two indicative texts about childhood, drawing on contemporary Lacanian interpretations that are applied to address the problematic of childhood, before finishing with some speculations on alternative modes of engagement with the Enlightenment and developmental approaches.

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