Psicologia & Sociedade
On-line version ISSN 1807-0310
RAUTER, Cristina. Clinical psychology and strategies of resistance: perspectives of a psychologist's work in prisons. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.2, pp. 42-47. ISSN 1807-0310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822007000200006.
This work is a study about penal institutions understood as a component of the "criminality device". The analysis of this social control device is carried out with the comprehension that it is a central aspect of contemporary capitalism, generating multiple lethal effects. Considering the work of psychologists in prisons, the decadence of the discourse of recuperation and the strengthening of coercive and punitive strategies was observed. On the other hand, a psychologist's work can be inserted between the strategies of resistance and vitalization.
Keywords : Prisons; transdisciplinary clinics; contemporary subjectivity.