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MOLAS, Adriana. On the Subjective of “psi” practices. Cartography of a clinical device with children and teenagers from a favela in Rio de Janeiro. Psicol. Conoc. Soc. [online]. 2019, vol.9, n.2, pp.98-113.  Epub Dec 01, 2019. ISSN 1688-7026.

The objective of this paper is to present an investigation that was carried out in an artistic clinical approach with children and teenagers from a favela in the city of Rio de Janeiro between 2014 and 2018. The interest of the investigation was to study the creation and transformation potentialities that the “psi” practices might harbor inside a localized and concrete device. We tried to describe and analyze the articulations that were produced while the device was trying to carry on its action program from the stabilization of a controversy. The work was framed in the governmentality studies of Michel Foucault as well as in the work Actor-Network Theory of Bruno Latour. We used a methodological strategy of cartographic inspiration from a work of immersion in the field that accompanied the processes that the actors of the device were experiencing and trying to track their articulations and transformations. We concluded that the investigated device created singular areas of subjectivation based on processes of stabilization of the controversies that include: the analysis of the affects of subjects, in the gathering with human and non-human actors; the analysis of the controversies in terms of event and the development of an epistemological-political perspective that made possible the device transformations according to the problems that its subjects


Keywords : Subjectivation; invention; psi practices.

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