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Monotonic childhoods: representations of otherness in research writing

Author(s): Denise Marcos Bussoletti | Pedrinho Arcides Guareschi

Journal: Práxis Educativa
ISSN 1809-4031

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 303;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Social representations | Childhoods | Otherness

This paper is part of a doctoral thesis entitled “Monotonic childhoods – a rhapsody of hope”. It follows the perspective of a critical psychosocial and cultural study, and aims at discussing the other’s representation in research writing, electing childhood as an allegorical and refl ective place. It takes into consideration, by means of analysis, the drawings and poems of children from the Terezin ghetto during the Second World War. The work is mostly based on Serge Moscovici’s Social Representation Theory, but it is also in constant dialogue with other theories and knowledge fi elds, especially Walter Benjamin’s and Mikhail Bakhtin’s contributions. At the end, the paper supports the thesis that conceives poetics as one of the translation axes of childhood cultures.
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