images and childhood, indiscernible territorialities


  • antonio carlos rodrigues de amorim Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • marcus pereira novaes Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • fábio reynol de carvalho Embrapa, Palmas, Tocantis.



imagem, infância, filosofia da diferença, imagem-tempo.


It is a common feature of the field of Education that the images of childhood, represented within the logic of representation,  are subject to the complementary dimensions of the Same and the Similar, the Analogous and the Opposed. They configure themselves in the densification of the relation between thought and image, where the image suppresses the potentialities of proliferation of the differences. It seems  necessary to consider the creation of a zone with many non-distinguishable forms, the common area being the indiscernibility. In this text, we seek other possibilities of childhood by taking as references photographic images as well as those of movie features which focus on the importance of the conceptual articulation between childhood and the events and its relations to the inventive means of creation. We display territorialities to childhood through images - photographs of the "Almanaque 'Eu Sei Tudo '" and some movie productions such as those of Tarkovski and Truffaut - challenged by the conceptions presented by Gilles Deleuze to the study of images coming from movies, from paintings and the processes of singularization. Somewhere between words and images, we work on the concept of childhood together with other concepts, showing how they relate to the whole process of production of transformations. At the end, we leave as an open question the degree of potentiality that the images of childhood have in order to produce a subject as the result of experiments of intensity.


Author Biographies

antonio carlos rodrigues de amorim, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Livre docente pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas


marcus pereira novaes, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Mestre em Educação da Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Doutorando em Educação na Unicamp

fábio reynol de carvalho, Embrapa, Palmas, Tocantis.

Mestre em Divulgação Científica e Cultural, Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem, Laboratório de Estudos Avançados em Jornalismo (Labjor) da Universidade Estadual de Campinas.



How to Cite

amorim, antonio carlos rodrigues de, novaes, marcus pereira, & carvalho, fábio reynol de. (2017). images and childhood, indiscernible territorialities. Childhood & Philosophy, 13(27), 303–333.