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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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DOLORES CRISTINA GOMES, Galindo; LEMOS, Flávia Cristina Silveira; VILELA, Renata  and  GARCIA, Bruna. Medicalization and government of life and subjectivities: health market. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.2, pp. 346-365. ISSN 1808-4281.

This paper presents a literature review about medicalization, from biopolitics, in neoliberalism. The construction of the healthcare market puts into play a set of government technology of pipelines, which forge healthy subjectivities and controlled by health and safety requirements. The effects of these medicalized practices cross and manufacture bodies and populations, exploited by the risk management and risk, the prevention and control of the future, in the name of life and health, extended to the extreme. In this respect, the object of this article is to discuss through a historical approach, based on Foucault the emergence of biocapital and the bioeconomy as standardization tactics and regulation of pipelines by biocitizenship as strategy, under the law to claim the right to health.

Keywords : Medicalization; biocapital; bioeconomy; biocitizenship; health.

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