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BERNARDES, Anita Guazzelli; MARQUES, Camilla Fernandes  and  MAZARO, Laíza Piva. The difference makes traditional: forms of objectivation of indigenous populations. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.3, pp. 913-932. ISSN 1808-4281.

This paper analyzes forms of objectivation of indigenous populations considering the construction of public policies for them. This reflection has been grounded on Foucauldian conceptual tools about truth and politics, in an attempt to examine discursive practices of indigenous health care in health actions directed to indigenous populations. The reflection is based on the analysis of journals published after the National Policy for Integral Attention to Indigenous Peoples Health Care. The journals were selected from BVS database. Ten articles and health regulations were used as sources of information. These ten articles were selected according to a criterion of an epistemological indicator - the traditional. The traditional has been considered as an epistemological indicator that constitutes the possibility of conformation of an indigenous discourse. The objectivation of indigenous populations as difference takes from these existences the difference condition in itself, for it establishes the traditional  as the " being" of that  difference.

Keywords : Discourse; Forms of objectivation; Indigenous peoples; Public policies.

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