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Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud

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GOMEZ-MENDOZA, Miguel ángel  and  ALZATE-PIEDRAHITA, María Victoria. Contemporary childhood. Rev.latinoam.cienc.soc.niñez juv [online]. 2014, vol.12, n.1, pp.77-89. ISSN 1692-715X.

We present the analytical results of the consultation of a representative documentary "corpus" from the social research about the current status of the studies on childhood. The criteria to undertake the analysis and presentation of the results are: variety of social conceptions; historical origin and sociological perspective; the social experience of childhood; images or representations that society has thereof; the conflicting developments of children's rights in terms of education and legal punishment; and the future of modern childhood as subject of the media. Historians, anthropologists, teachers, jurists and sociologists analyze the different systems of childhood representations constituted in time and space.

Keywords : childhood; population; age group; boy or girl; early childhood; early childhood education; the mass media; children's rights.

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