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Institutions, discourses and violence: the association between madness and danger

By Omar Alejandro Bravo and Maria Fátima Olivier Sudbrack


Individuals who infringe the law but are declared legally un-punishable are, in some cases, committed in specific institutions, known in Brazil as Judiciary Madhouses. This paper analyzes the characteristics of the psychiatric and judiciary discourses that operate in these cases, its consequences for the subjects and their institutional and social functionality. It takes the psychiatric verdicts of individuals housed in the Psychiatric Treatment Area of the Coméia Prison in Brasilia-Brazil and constitutes it as the main information upon which this analysis is base

Topics: peligrosidad, discursos, locura, instituciones, análisis de discurso, Social Sciences, H
Publisher: Universidad Icesi
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:dbcae972c3c34dcc8c7aaa427bcfca04
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