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Social contexts, strategies of power and strategies of resistance on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Grant number: 12/20776-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Maria Lygia Quartim de Moraes
Grantee:Tatiana de Andrade Barbarini
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/07831-8 - The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the social relations concerning overactive and/or inattentive children in France and in Brazil, BE.EP.DR


This project's object is the process of medicalization that exercises itself through Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on children. We intend to investigate the strategies by which that process exercises itself in different Brazilian social contexts. For that, we question the tendency of standardizing ADHD diagnosis and treatment and the notions of normality and pathology of child behavior built in those contexts. Moreover, we consider Foucault's warning (1977; 1982; 2006a) that strategies of power take for granted strategies of resistance to investigate the possibilities of resistance created by subjects against the submission that results from that medicalization.

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BARBARINI, Tatiana de Andrade. The condition of hyperactive-inattentive children: a study on psychiatric intervention in contemporary forms of child social embodiment. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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