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The emergence of Psychiatry and the regulation of life in Michel Foucault

Grant number: 13/26384-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Social Psychology
Principal Investigator:Wiliam Siqueira Peres
Grantee:Douglas Linhares Coelho
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


This research aims to study the proposal, based on the analysis undertaken by Michel Foucault, the development of psychiatry since the eighteenth century, particularly its growing intervention in the population through regulatory practices of life as well as their connections to the judiciary and state. Using the cartographies of the books that were made by Foucault on the subject of proposed studies, questioning about the conceptual updates of Psychiatry and its interfaces with psychology in current times.

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