Social History

Posted July 30th, 2015 by Tony. Comments Off on Social History.

It now had a private suit to its age, that distinguished it from the adults (…) ‘ ‘ (p.32) However, this differentiation was noticed in relation to the boys and being these of favored social classrooms: ‘ ‘ If limiting in them to the certification offered for the suit, we will conclude that the particularizao of infancy during much time if restricted the boys. What it is certain is that this happened only in the bourgeois or noble families. The children of the people, the children of peasants and the craftsmen, the children who played in the squares of the villages, the streets of the cities or the kitchens of the houses, had continued to use suit of the adults the same: they are never represented using long dress and false sleeves. They conserved the old way of life that do not separate the children of the adults, nor through the suit, nor through the work, nor through the games and brincadeiras.’ ‘ (p.41) With the arrival of modernity she had a contradictory feeling that atribua to the child naivety and innocence and, the same time, the imperfection and the incompletude, transforming the social attitudes first into ‘ ‘ paparicao’ ‘ , what she made with that the children were considered as ‘ ‘ animals of estimao’ ‘ , for the amusement of the women. At as a moment ‘ ‘ moralizao’ ‘ , demonstrated for some sectors of the society, as the educators, it finished for if reflecting as an opposition in the orientation in the classic ways of insertion of the new citizens to the society, come to configure infancy as study object, instruction and escolarizao. She transferred herself to admit it that the child was not mature for the life and that a special regimen was necessary to submit it, to a species of forty days, before leaving to join it the adults.

This new concern with the education, little by little would go to install itself in the seio of the society, and to transform it of wire the pavio. ‘ ‘ The family left of being only one institution of the private law of the goods and the name, and assumed a moral function spiritual, starting to form the bodies and almas.’ ‘ (p.194). Finally, we saw that it started to have, beyond the concern with the education of the children, a concern also with the physical health and hygiene of the same ones, always with a moral objective and thus demonstrating the central paper that the child would come to occupy in the social and familiar scope. References: Aris, P. Social History of the Child and the Family. 1981. Rio De Janeiro: Zabar Publishing.

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