Cuidado infantil na relação entre adultos e crianças na periferia de Salvador

Translated title of the contribution: Child care in the relationship between adults and children on the outskirts of Salvador

Vania Bustamante*, Cecilia Mccallum

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Abstract

We conducted an ethnographic study on the construction of child care in everyday family living in a poor neighborhood of Salvador, seeking to integrate concerns of psychology with the anthropological discussion about person. We used participant observation and interviews. Taking as starting point the reflections of Ayres, we argue that care involves ongoing construction of projects of person in a framework of power relations. The research results identified the centrality of the daily work with the body to achieve the goal of having an educated and nature dominated child, and these concerns are central to the construction of the person. We advocate the importance of thinking in the social construction of the person - including contributions from anthropological research - to build a research agenda in psychology that addresses cultural diversity.

Translated title of the contributionChild care in the relationship between adults and children on the outskirts of Salvador
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)506-515
Number of pages10
JournalPsicologia e Sociedade
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2011

Keywords

  • Care, children
  • Kinship
  • Person

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