an apprenticeship of childhood: first instances


  • bernardina de sousa leal


infância, devir, G. Deleuze, Guimarães Rosa


An apprenticeship of childhood: first instances The term “infancy” is usually associated with `childhood` and it seems to indicate more clearly a psycho-biologic reality in regard to an individual. In this study we wish to question this identification: to investigate childhood, not in it’s capturable constitution in the institutional context of the family, the school, place of work or even in her conditions of existence referring to ethnicity, gender or cognitive availabilities, but in what it approaches as a devenir. Our way of thinking about the word devenir is made possible because of its semantic strength to emphasize forms of return and of becoming; in other words, the processes of alteration in an existential state, more than a stage of life.



How to Cite

leal, bernardina de sousa. (2009). an apprenticeship of childhood: first instances. Childhood & Philosophy, 4(7), pp. 73–82. Retrieved from