Revisiting children’s studies through the lens of the sociology of childhood

Danielle Barbosa Lins de Almeida


This article aims at presenting the Sociology of Childhood as an innovative theoretical approach to Children’s Studies, which situates the category of childhood in relation to contemporary society. Having said that, the article introduces the main principles related to a methodological approach supported by the Sociology of Childhood, offers a panoramic view on children’s historical condition in society, focuses on issues related to the so-called ‘paradoxes of childhood’ and children’s universal rights and finally, discusses the construction of the notion of childhood within the Brazilian social context.


Estudos da Criança. Sociologia da Infância. Sociedade.

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Poiésis. Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN-e 2179-2534

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