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Punishment, imprisonment and medicalization: management techniques of undesirable and dangerous bodies

Grant number: 15/02165-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Urban Sociology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Vera da Silva Telles
Grantee:Fábio Mallart Moreira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/20695-1 - The porosity of the walls: resonances and crossings within city and prison, BE.EP.DR


The work proposal here presented, based on ethnographic research conducted in different urban areas, consists in an attempt to understand growing mass incarceration practices and medicalization, which, as two lines of interlaced strength, connect urban pheripheral neighborhoods, prisons and hospitalization units of Fundação CASA. These urban areas are objects of government actions operating with a complementary logic. On one hand, there is a punitive prison-vector which, among other effects, led to the incarceration of thousands of people in the last two decades. On the other hand, there is a medicalized vector, which operates not only in the management of bodies of those who survive in remote areas, but also in the restraining of those who were confined in institutions of social control. In this sense, the incarceration and the medicalization via psychotropic substances work as interrelated management techniques. The idea is to apprehend such vectors - understood as an heterogeneous set of practices, speeches, laws, institutions and governmental policies - as if they constituted a control device, which operates in the management of undesirable and dangerous bodies. (AU)

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MOREIRA, Fábio Mallart. Ending Lines: circulations and confinements through the undergrounds of São Paulo. 2019. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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