South occupational therapies: A proposal for its understanding

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This essay is a proposal to approach one of the possible routes that would allow understanding Occupational Therapies of the South. This text begins by defining what is meant by the South and its diverse possibilities. Then, it resorts to the historicization of the discipline, that is, the recognition of the theoretical, practical and reflective work developed several years ago by the occupational therapists that are located in the South. Through a critical and reflective dialogue proposed by these authors, the main ideas of what is understood by the Occupational Therapies of the south are proposed and developed, specifically in the topics that are considered to be constitutive of Southern Occupational Therapies, such as they are “the social”, the political, decolonization, human rights, collective occupations, and feminism. Finally, a horizon is proposed towards which these Occupational Therapies of the south could advance, based on the concept of interculturality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-680
Number of pages10
JournalBrazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Capitalism
  • Cultural Competence
  • Feminism
  • Occupational Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Occupational Therapy


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