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The Methodology Dwells on the Topic: childhood and culture in research1 1 This article was translated by Nelson Santiago and translation was funded by Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).

Rita Ribes Pereira About the author


The following text discusses the relevance of the subject in the research activity, specifically when the construction of a methodology is concerned considering that Human and Social Studies are indeed discursive science and the interlocutors’ voices - researcher and child - have been central to methodological construction. The text purpose is to broaden such debate, shifting the focus to a third crucial element in this otherness constitution that, very often, is considered apart from the methodology: the topic. The discussion is made from the analysis of five researches in the interdisciplinary field of childhood studies and based on philosophy of the language by Walter Benjamin and also Mikhail Bakhtin and Valentin Volochnov’s circle.

Childhood; Culture; Researcher; Topic; Methodology

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