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Aesthetics of the self and self-regulation: a genealogy vision of the health care

Grant number: 14/23661-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 14, 2015
Effective date (End): June 13, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Fundamentals and Assessments in Psychology
Principal researcher:Hélio Rebello Cardoso Júnior
Grantee:Yasmin Aparecida Cassetari da Silva
Supervisor abroad: Marta Sofia Ferreira Faustino
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:13/11038-9 - Use of pleasure as body control: confrontation between Foucaultian concept of biopower and the process of armoring of the ego in W. Reich's theory, BP.IC

Abstract

This project aims to draw upon the considerations of Friedrich Nietzsche and Foucault, what we might call a "genealogy" of the practice of health care. With the use of two theoretical points arising from Reichian and Foucaultian studies - the aesthetics of the self and the process of self-regulation - depart from the assumptions of therapeutic intervention as a way of perpetuating control over the uses of the delights difficult, using standard practices and resistance to existing processes of subjectivity in contemporary. Taking these devices as subjectivizing practices, we intend to develop this project stage, the theoretical considerations that allow interface between Reich, Foucault and Nietzsche regarding provision of therapy and health care. (AU)

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