ABS017 - A historical and dialectical materialist understanding of sexual identity
Paper in a Working Group Roundtable (WGRT)
11:00 AM, Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 (1 hour)
Midday Meal 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
Convention Center - 2000 A - Table F
Based on the assumptions of historical and dialectical materialism, this paper aims to provide a discussion of sexual identity using the theories of identity-metamorphosis developed by Antonio da Costa Ciampa and employees. Therefore, we present a discussion of the development of psychological science, focusing on the role that science has played in their theories, a positivist organization of knowledge, ending only in the description of psychological processes. We analyze how historical materialism allows us to understand the development of relations between sex, sexuality and gender, which engender the development of sexual identity of individuals in a given historical and social context. And, in the meantime, we discuss the identity development process and, in particular, sexual identity, pointing out certain processes that crystallize the identity in the form of a fetishism of sexual characters. Finally, we reiterate the need of otherness as a key foundation for us to break the non-movement of assumptions, thus allowing a dialectical synthesis that produces emancipatory movements and the development of sexual identity politics.