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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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BARONI, Daiana Paula Milani  and  CUNHA, Cassandra Santiago da. Resistance in the clinical practicereflections based on Michel Foucault. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.4, pp.682-695. ISSN 1414-9893.

This article aims to reflect on the subject and his/her position in the clinical context, more specifically on his/her possibilities to inquire, criticize and subvert the order inside this relation of power. Michel Foucault says that in the relations of power there are necessarily possibilities of resistance and he suggests as another way to study these relations the analysis of their antagonist strategies, instead of their intern rationality. Starting from this point of view and considering the therapeutic context also as a locus for acts of freedom and resistance against the positions the subject had in the social context and in the clinical situation, we believe that this practice can collaborate with the subject so that he could recreate himself and new kinds of subjectivities could emerge.

Keywords : Clinic; Foucault, Michel; Relations of power; Resistance.

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