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Inclusion as matrix of experience

In order to problematize inclusion practices in the light of Foucault's theorizing in the field of education, the article proposes an exercise of deconstruction of the practices that treat inclusion as a focus or matrix of experience in contemporary Brazil. Taking governmentality as a grid of intelligibility of inclusive practices, the concepts of governance and subjectivity were used as theoretical and methodological tools for the analysis. It became apparent that, by investing in the subjectivity of the individuals, the matrix of experience of inclusion makes them able to ally, in the domain of self, practices of subjection and practices of freedom. The agonism of the combination of such practices, capturing and submitting the person to the matrix of experience of inclusion, also provides conditions for the exercise of counter-conduct in order to change current practices of inclusion and to forge hitherto unthought-of subjectivities.

Inclusion; matrix of experience; foucauldian studies; contraconduta


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