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BATISTA, Giceli Carvalho  and  NOBRE, Maria Teresa. The "estrela" case: practices of desinstitucionalization in the psychiatric reform. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2013, vol.25, n.1, pp.240-250. ISSN 1807-0310.

This paperwork is a discussion about the process of the Psychiatric Reform in Aracaju, state of Sergipe, were considered, taking into account the practices of the management group of the Psychosocial Attention Network between 2007 and 2009. The investigation adopted the analysis of configuration e analysis of discourse as studied by Michel Foucault. It is done a brief history about the psychiatric reform process, emphasizing the level in which the function of manager is articulated to mechanisms of control was considered, also considering the partisanship in vogue. What becomes clear is that the "governmentalization"- essential when exercising the power in state functions- takes place throughout exercises of management, configuring normative practices, those which are in service of body control, therefore, resistance is in attendance, represented in the "Estrela" case.

Keywords : psychiatric reform; management; governmentalization.

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