versión ISSN 1413-666X
WEYLER, Audrey Rossi. The asylum and the town: new circulation possibilities for the insane. Imaginario [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.13, pp. 381-395. ISSN 1413-666X.
The present work aims at detailing the discussions about therapeutic residences, starting with a critical analysis of the construction of transitions from asylums to residences, and considering the circulation possibilities and impossibilities for the insane into town´s spaces. During eight months, with theoretical assumptions of Kaës, Bleger and Pichon-Rivière, weekly participative observations were performed in two therapeutic residences, in the city of Campinas. Some reflections guided the research: how is it possible to guarantee the inclusion of insane people into the residences, without remaining in the previous institutional positions of “sick” and “insane”? The challenge we find in the daily life of those therapeutic residences involving, among other things, the creation of different spaces of circulation in the city life for the insane people or for insanity itself. How can one create transitions that can support transformations? We are talking here about the possibility of creating new intermediary formations that would be able to ensure the continuity and the psychic articulation between former psychiatric patients and other city residents, with their different social-cultural codes and values.
Palabras llave : Psychiatric reform; Unrooting, circulation; Intermediary.