Amizades entre crianças e animais: Desafiando as fronteiras entre humanos e não humanos nas sociedades contemporâneas

Amizades entre crianças e animais: Desafiando as fronteiras entre humanos e não humanos nas sociedades contemporâneas

This project aims at understanding the relationships between children and pets, by analyzing their affective practices, and discusses how these are intertwined with other practices and objects, such as those needed to take care of a pet. Children and pets
are considered as co-producers of a common world, where the boundaries of what is a child, and an animal, are built, and permanently reconfigured. The project uses qualitative methods to explore these relationships and their affective dimensions, in the
context of the household and parent-child interaction. Children will be given a voice (and heard), and asked to put themselves 'in the shoes' of the pets. Pets will be observed, in their relation with children, and the material world that surround them. The project also engages with relevant stakeholders related to both childhood and animal life: policy makers, teachers, psychologists, paediatricians, social workers, veterinaries and representatives of animal welfare associations.

 

Estatuto: 
Entidade proponente
Financiado: 
Sim
Entidades: 
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Keywords: 

Children, Companion animals, Friendship, Affective practices

This project aims at understanding the relationships between children and pets, by analyzing their affective practices, and discusses how these are intertwined with other practices and objects, such as those needed to take care of a pet. Children and pets
are considered as co-producers of a common world, where the boundaries of what is a child, and an animal, are built, and permanently reconfigured. The project uses qualitative methods to explore these relationships and their affective dimensions, in the
context of the household and parent-child interaction. Children will be given a voice (and heard), and asked to put themselves 'in the shoes' of the pets. Pets will be observed, in their relation with children, and the material world that surround them. The project also engages with relevant stakeholders related to both childhood and animal life: policy makers, teachers, psychologists, paediatricians, social workers, veterinaries and representatives of animal welfare associations.

 

Parceria: 
Não Integrado

CLAN

Coordenador 
Data Inicio: 
01/10/2018
Data Fim: 
30/09/2021
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