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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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ANDRADE, Angela Nobre de. The child in contemporary society: from ‘not yet’ to the exercise of citizenship. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1998, vol.11, n.1, pp.161-174. ISSN 0102-7972.

Contemporary society has developed a conception about childhood, instituted both by the modern State and developmental psychology theories in which the child is seen as a ‘not yet’. This childhood moratorium sends the child to a place of object in a macro-social process oriented to a future ideal society. In the last few years, there has been a concern with the participation of children in psychosocial programs and interventions. The implementation of this participation implies in a different conceptualization of childhood, in which children are potentialized as agents of institutionalization and transformation of the society in which they live.

Keywords : children; society; citizenship.

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