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BERNARDES, Anita Guazzelli; PELLICCIOLI, Eduardo Cavalheiro  and  GUARESCHI, Neuza Maria de Fátima. Health production: practices of freedom and governmentality. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.1, pp.05-13. ISSN 0102-7182.

This text aims at analyzing the concept of health production, in the field of Collective Health, as a knot in a care net. It is a knot because the production of health links the notion of subject in health to health care in a suspicion field. This text takes health work as a set of governmentality practices that find freedom practices in health production. The conceptual tools used in this discussion have departed from the Foucauldian proposition about ontology of present: subjectivity, power and truth. These conceptual operators have been articulated with ideas of affective work and life power. As exercises of thought, discussions in the field of Collective Health have been considered, such as: integrality, health production, citizenship, and health work.

Keywords : health production; governmentality; freedom practices; integrality; collective health.

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