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MARXEN, Eva  and  GONZALEZ GUTIERREZ, Luis Felipe. The Scope of Artistic and Poetic Dispositifs in Health and Mental Health Research. Enfermería (Montevideo) [online]. 2022, vol.11, n.2, e2939.  Epub Dec 01, 2022. ISSN 1688-8375.


A common theme that has characterized the evolution of qualitative methodologies in recent decades is a “transdisciplinary turn” in the form of the incorporation of techniques derived from the arts.


To carry out a critical analysis of this trend in the field of health and mental health, through the description and explanation of the scope of two dispositifs, the artistic and the poetic.


The work is developed from duo-ethnography, understood as a dialogic process that generates new meanings to social phenomena and epistemological constructs.


The described dispositifs have a significant impact on the relationship of artistic expression with the foundations of qualitative research.


The arts have pushed qualitative research to move beyond logocentrism in representational concerns. As a consequence, the use of art is no longer thought of as a tool, but as an experience of construction of subjectivity that allows an authentic experience of construction of reality with the active and critical involvement of the researcher in their projects.

Keywords : qualitative research; art; health; mental health; duo-ethnography.

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