Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
versión impresa ISSN 1413-8123
LACAZ, Francisco Antônio de Castro. The subject in (of) the collective health and postmodernism. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2001, vol.6, n.1, pp. 233-242. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232001000100019.
Taking into account the influence of postmodernist approach in the academic production of social medicine and collective health in the last years, when the importance of authors like Michel Foucault is remarkable; one intend to dialogue with that kind of production specially because the so-called end of man as the subject of History; and because the importance of the categories discourse, gender, ethnic, sexuality, in consequence of searching new identities and fragmentation of reality introduced by that approach, in order to counteract the idea of totality brought by the Marxist approach. The goal is to rescue the idea of subject updating the notion and the concept of social class, in a totality perspective, considering the world reality marked by the globalization, as the imposed on model that must be faced by a strategy that overcome the fragmented reality as it is seeing by the postmodernist agenda and rescue to the scene the social classes, updated in a globalized capitalism, while the subject inside the social thinking in (of) the collective health.
Palabras llave : Postmodernism; Subject; Collective health; Social class.