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Dominique Béhague's son leads to the south of Brazil

The lecture "Enhebrar y desenhebrar: políticas de la clínica y de la crítica en el sur de Brasil" by researcher Dominique Béhague was held on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 30.

The personal and family stories of two young people, Alex and Beto, living in a favela in Brazil serve as a common thread in the author's exposition, in which an approach is made to the different ways of getting involved with the clinic and critics.

Other aspects addressed were related to the debate on the incidence of the social sphere on the mental and whether belonging to a neighborhood with a lower income affected the probability that a minor would be referred to a psychologist.

After the intervention, there was an entertaining and interesting exchange of ideas between the lecturer and the attendees, among whom were MARC researchers, professors from the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work (DAFITS), as well as students from different training programs.

Dominique Béhague is a Social Anthropologist, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College London. His research in southern Brazil explores the intersection of psychiatric reform, social movements, and the politics of psychosocial development science, with an emphasis on the emergence of adolescence as an object of specialization. His publications appear in anthropological and public health journals, and he has edited or co-edited three special issues, in Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry (2008), Social Science and Medicine (2015) and Medical Anthropology Quarterly (2020).


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