Professional experiences in psychosocial intervention: the narrative exercise as a methodology of reflexivity and epistemological alertness

Joanna Galaz, Caterine; Rubilar Donoso, Maria Gabriela


This article reflects on the potential that has, at the methodological level, the production of narratives as emancipatory practices and generating critique of social control. For that, two research experiences of a qualitative nature carried out in Chile are used with professional in psycho-social fields. It analyzes how professionals build, in their narrative productions, the subjects with whom they work. It also demonstrates how the production of the narrative exercise itself can transform the practices of control, normalization and discipline to promote more emancipatory and anti-oppressive actions. The article shows the articulation that is generated in the process of production of the narration between researcher subject and professional of intervention, relationship that promotes the development of a process of reflexivity that implies a critical positioning on Psycho-social action. Thus, it is explicit the theoretical-methodological position in which these investigations are placed and the exercise of self-reflexivity is emphasized and that recognizes the importance of rethinking and examining the work: who intervene in the social area and who investigate their practices.

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Título de la Revista: Revista Latinoamericana de Metodología de las Ciencias Sociales
Volumen: 9
Número: 1
Editorial: Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Fecha de publicación: 2019