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Title: “I have become a microscope for my own body”: local biologies and the embodiment of biomedical knowledge
Authors: Nunes, João Arriscado 
Keywords: Local biologies; Experience; Embodied knowledge; Health promotion; Brazil
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: CIAS
Serial title, monograph or event: Antropologia Portuguesa
Volume: 29
Place of publication or event: Coimbra
Abstract: This paper explores the way those commonly described as “lay persons”, “the public” or “patients” appropriate biomedical and biological knowledge and make it part of their repertoires of experience, including embodied experience, as well as the specific apparatuses or dispositifs associated with health promotion or education. The paper draws on an experimental initiative in health promotion in Brazil. This initiative raises intriguing challenges to current approaches to what counts as knowledge and how it is associated with the empowerment of citizens in relation to health.
Neste artigo, explora-se a forma como aqueles que são vulgarmente designados de “leigos”, “públicos” ou “pacientes” se apropriam do conhecimento biomédico e biológico e o convertem em parte dos seus reportórios de experiências, incluindo as experiências incorporadas, assim como dispositivos específicos associados à promoção ou educação em saúde. O artigo baseia-se numa iniciativa experimental levada a cabo no Brasil no domínio da promoção de saúde. Esta iniciativa suscita alguns desafios interessantes às definições do que conta como conhecimento e ao modo como este está associado à capacitação dos cidadãos no domínio da saúde.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/41526
ISSN: 0870-0990
Other Identifiers: 10.14195/2182-7982_29_4
DOI: 10.14195/2182-7982_29_4
Rights: openAccess
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