Reading the code of dehumanisation: the animal construct deconstructed


  • Jobst Paul


Discurso moral, binarismo, corpo


Este artigo examina os modos como o discurso moral ocidental tradicionalmente codifica a exclusão de pessoas da comunidade reconhecidamente humana, por meio de sua desumanização. A análise focaliza como o principio do binarismo produz imagens de uma ‘humanidade ideal’ como opostas a traços “não humanos” (animalizados). Enquanto esses últimos traços estão centrados em funções “meramente” corporais e na satisfação de necessidades imediatas, as imagens do “ego-ideal” humano (civilização) são definidas por sentidos de coletividade, de divisão do trabalho e de hierarquias permanentes e bem definidas. 



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PAUL, J. Reading the code of dehumanisation: the animal construct deconstructed. Polifonia, [S. l.], v. 23, n. 33, p. 149–178, 2016. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 jul. 2024.