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CORREIA, Luciana Oliveira; GIOVANETTI, Maria Amélia Gomes Castro  and  GOUVEA, Maria Cristina Soares. Social movements and generation experience: childhood lived within the Movimento dos Sem Terra/Brazil. Educ. rev. [online]. 2007, n.46, pp.143-166. ISSN 0102-4698.

This papper describes an etnographical research realized with a group of childs from the Movimento dos Sem Terra of Minas Gerais/Brazil. Using metodologies strategies like participative observation and interviews, we focused the signification of childhood experience inside an organized social movement. According to that, in dialogue with the teorical references of Childhood Sociology, the research analises their identity construction process, considering two central categories: generation and insertion in social movements. The children, in coletive action centered on playing, uses it to interpret their social universe, elaborating their own experience. In other hand, they tried to construct new relations with another social universes, like school, in order to increase their sociabilities.

Keywords : Childhood; social movement; identity; socialization.

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