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Psicologia & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0102-7182
ROCHA, Tatiana Gomes da and PINHEIRO, Francisco Pablo Huascar Aragão. Cognitive politics on community psychology: half-way between recognition and invention. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.3, pp.486-495. ISSN 0102-7182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822011000300006.
The paper discusses how the practices in community psychology constitute a field of production of subjectivity, focusing on the cognitive politics derived from its epistemological, theoretical, and political assumptions. The text highlights the commitment with social change advocated by this area of psychology, emphasizing its effects on subjectivity produced in communities. From the issues raised, the authors note that the idea of conscientization, as well as the design of conflict from a oppressor-oppressed scheme, lead to incurring into a recognitive politics. The other hand, the dialogical approach of the community psychologist, as well as the value placed to the potential existing in popular areas, gets close to a politics of invention.
Keywords : community psychology; production of subjectivity; cognitive politics.