READING AND WRITING AS A POSSIBILITY OF AN INFANT RELATIONSHIP WITH TIME

2019-11-27T02:54:38Z (GMT) by Betina Schuler

Abstract This paper problematizes the way in which children have related with time, by examining school notebooks dated from 1923 to 2016 collected in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, in the south of Brazil, and workshops held with students and teachers in public schools. Arche-genealogically, it highlights the displacement of writing and reading practices that addressed life and death to a focus on a chronological time counting, in which childhood has been both narrated as a promise of future and, more contemporarily, crossed by symptoms of acceleration, performance and utilitarian instrumentality. Thus, it regards childhood as a condition of experience, which can be potentialized by writings and readings that might enable other ways of thinking and existing.