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Risk, health and obesity in the professional practice of military police from the State of São Paulo

Grant number: 12/06998-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Luís Antônio Francisco de Souza
Grantee:Bóris Ribeiro de Magalhães
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


This investigation comes from an institutional survey made in 2007, performed between Military Police from the State of São Paulo which points overweight and obesity with high body mass index (BMI) in the effective. The intent is to investigate the impacts of the daily work experience, triggered in the subjectivity of expectations, risks and interactions in the professional practice about health and conduction of the military police body. Submitted to the rules that ensure the productivity for the use of strength and to the control of social order, the policemen have their BMI increased in professional practice, get sick and contradict the normativities present in the institutional management and social speeches. Different methodological approaches of qualitative bias operationalized by the biopolitcs concept of Michel Foucault will allow us to understand the disease factors and the dynamic of the increase of weight among policemen, the power relations focused on the control of these abnormalities, and its dangers to the institution, in search for a healthy life. The observation proposed has as an empirical basis the 9th Military Police Battalion from the country - Marília/SP (9º BPM/I), that measured incidences of obesity among their policemen, and develops an action of facing the disease since 2011 with a program of "Weight Reduction & Improvement of Quality of Life" for the Military Police of Marília/SP. (AU)

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MAGALHÃES, Bóris Ribeiro de. Risco, saúde e obesidade na prática de trabalho dos policiais militares do Estado de São Paulo. 2014. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências. Marília Marília.

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