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Author Magalhães Goulart, Daniel, author

Title Subjectivity and critical mental health : lessons from Brazil / Daniel Magalhães Goulart
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Concepts for critical psychology: disciplinary boundaries re-thought
Concepts for critical psychology.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Deinstitutionalization and mental health; Psychiatry, mental illness, and social exclusion; Psychiatric reform movements and the Brazilian context; New institutionalization within community mental health centres in Brazil; Beyond the fragmentation of the human: delineating the object of study; 3. Subjectivity as a transverse concept; Theory, epistemology and methodology within the study of subjectivity
6. Subjective development and ethics of the subject: crucial challenges for critical mental health careFrom psychiatrization to subjective development: the unity between research and practice; 7. Final remarks; Subjectivity and critical mental health; New institutionalization, subjective development, and the ethics of the subject; Final words; Bibliography; Index
New institutionalization and social subjectivity: deadlocks to go beyond4. Subjective sense and subjective configuration: conceptual devices to foster new articulations within the mental health field; Mental disorders as subjective configurations: a living process beyond the symptoms; Subjective senses and configurations: new levels of complexity of human processes and institutional relations; 5. The subject and the agent beyond idealization; Work with professional teams based on an ethics of the subject
Summary Subjectivity and Critical Mental Health: Lessons from Brazil presents and discusses subjectivity as a key concept to challenge the individualized and reified perspective that psychology and mental health studies have traditionally sustained. Situated against the maintenance of hierarchical, unilateral and objectifying relations within mental health, this book is a timely and necessary critical intervention. Drawing on Gonzaalez Rey's cultural-historical theory of subjectivity, the author constructs points of convergence with critical social psychology, as well as with some critiques from traditional psychiatry based on antipsychiatry. Using empirical findings from original research undertaken in Brazilian community mental health services, a complex articulation between mental health, education and subjective development is proposed by emphasizing a unified research/professional practice, based on an ethics of the subject. Ending by examining possible alternatives for critical mental health that engage with culture and society, the book sets the stage for further re-thinking of research and practice within the critical mental health field. Accessibly written, the interdisciplinary nature of the text should also make this book fascinating reading for students and academics interested in critical psychology, post-colonial studies, mental health and education alike
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Daniel Magalhäaes Goulart is associate professor at the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences of the University Centre of Brasâilia, Brasâilia, Brazil. His research interests focus on critical psychology and education from the cultural-historical approach of subjectivity in the fields of: 1) critical mental health care; 2) subjective development and education; 3) strategies beyond the pathologization of life
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 22, 2019)
Subject Critical psychology -- Brazil.
Mental health -- Brazil.
Social psychology -- Brazil.
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