Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
Print version ISSN 0102-7972
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79721998000100010.
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.