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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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ZAMBILLO, Marciana  and  PALOMBINI, Analice de Lima. Errant autonomies: Processes of autonomisation in mental health. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2017, vol.22, n.1, pp. 78-88. ISSN 1413-294X.

In Brazil, the health field, especially mental health, adopts the concept of autonomy and exposes it in most of its public policies. There isn't, however, a description or a problematization of the term, which presupposes an a priori understanding, naturalized. The aim of this article is to approach the idea of autonomy from conceptual and performative perspectives. As a concept, the term is problematized and updated in the light of contemporary theories, which are briefly set against the hegemonic concepts in the history of philosophy. As a performance, it is related to the experience of a trip to Montreal-CA, which lasted fifteen days and happened in November 2013. Ten persons took part in this trip, including mental health users, family members and students from universities involved in research. In order to produce and analyze the data, cartographic methodology is used. All the participants are considered researchers, in an attempt to dissolve the places of research's subject and researchers, valuing the experience.

Keywords : autonomy; mental health; cartography.

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