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GARZON, Ana Cecilia. Care practices and mental health promotion in a work cooperative into the Batán´s maximum security prison in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The case of the “Liberté” Cooperative. Psicol. Conoc. Soc. [online]. 2023, vol.13, n.3, pp.23-40.  Epub Dec 01, 2023. ISSN 1688-7026.

This paper will analyze the partial results of an ongoing research within the framework of the Specialization in Management of the Social and Solidarity Economy of the National University of Quilmes. The experience of the Liberté Cooperative allows us to understand the relationship between cooperativism and health promotion/mental health. Throughout the articule, we will identify the way in which solidarity associations - through the construction of citizenship and identities with a sense of community - enable creative scenarios for the questioning of oppressive contexts and the construction of possibilities for collective actions, central aspects for mental health promotion. Methodologically, we worked with analysis of documents and records, participant observation with triangulation of sources. An analysis of secondary sources was carried out (written and audiovisual materials prepared by the cooperative itself), participant observation and records of different activities carried out by the cooperative, and interviews with key informants.

Keywords : Community mental health; social and solidarity economy; confinement contexts; prisons.

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