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LEMOS, Flávia Cristina Silveira; GALINDO, Dolores  and  RODRIGUES, Renata Vilela. Questioning the safety features on the legalization of life: biopolitics notes. Pesqui. prát. psicossociais [online]. 2020, vol.15, n.1, pp. 1-11. ISSN 1809-8908.

This article aims to examine legalization of health practices in the present as one of the effects of contemporary biopolitics. The management of risks and dangers is placed in the center of the orders for the right to health and triggers a judicial inflation as application security. Problematize this producer biocitizenships rationality by a biolegitimacy is a concern, this theoretical essay. The democratic state is born along with the emergence of a society of rights and the extension of social medicine as beacons of political life, based on the health government in support of capacity building and performance. Thus, biopolitics becomes modulated by the production of autonomy and activism of biological subjects. These would biocitizens plaintiffs access to health, exercise capacity and the ability to choose ways of living.

Keywords : Health; Biopolitics; Legalization; Subjectivity; Capacity.

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