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Pires da Rocha, R. (2022). On the Unconscious Elements of Social Life. Revista Guillermo De Ockham, 20(2). https://doi.org/10.21500/22563202.5825 (Original work published July 29, 2022)
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This article proposes a reflection on the application of the category of "unconscious" in politics. The article suggests that Marx's text, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, in the reading of Lévi-Strauss, indicates a line of application of the concept that moves away from the Freudian tradition, in favor of a descriptive anthropological approach. The article shows that authors such as Franz Fanon have resorted to the Jungian notion of "collective unconscious" as an important methodological resource. Finally, the article suggests that political reflection would benefit from an approach to the methodological procedures of ethnography and ethnology.



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