State duty: metamorphosis of the publicization of the existence and production of subjectivities

The aim of this article is to problematize the public regarding transformations that have allowed for passing from a public health discourse to a collective health discourse. We have focused on the ruptures produced by a set of practices that allow for another condition of possible positions. The starting point is a genealogy of public and the way this has been transformed when articulated with new objects in the health field proposed by the sanitary reform: duty and citizenship. For this analysis, we have used Foucauldian concepts, such as truth, power, and subjectivity. Thus, this article discusses the configuration form of public in terms of experience of otherness, experience of population/poverty/State/epidemics, and experience of health/State/duty/citizenship.

Public; Duty; Citizenship; Production of subjects


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