Psicologia e o dispositivo da sexualidade: biopolítica, identidades e processos de criminalização

Translated title of the contribution: Psychology and sexuality device:: biopolitic, identities and processes of criminalization

Luan Cassal, Aline Monteiro Garcia, Pedro Paulo Gastalho de Bicalho

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Foucault approaches the existence of a sexuality device, a heterogeneous set that composes a strategy of management and control of bodies, ways of existence and populations. This device works on sexuality through a power over life, producing legitimate and illegitimate forms of sexual practices. In this process, we see the construction of identities and the formation of criminalization processes. This article argues the relationship between the production of identitarian subjectivities and the criminalization processes, since these processes need to give well definite outlines as to what is criminalized. We approach also the ethical positioning of the psychologists about this question, remembering that the practice also produces ways of existence
Translated title of the contributionPsychology and sexuality device:: biopolitic, identities and processes of criminalization
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)465-473
Number of pages9
JournalPsico (PUC-RS)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2011


  • Sexuality
  • Identity
  • Criminalization


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