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Os quartos das criancas como território de eleicão

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A boy lies on his bed reading cartoons. On a shelf above his bed lies a pile of books, some DVDs, an alarm clock and other bits and pieces. The shelf is blue, one of the walls is yellow, the other white. On the yellow wall one can just make out a map of the world, along with some green stars and something that look like a diploma. The sheets are checked. What is this boy doing aside from reading? He is in bed. Making himself comfortable. Doing nothing. He is in his room, in bed. Making himself at home. We are dealing with homing or ‘homing oneself'.

 The kids's room is the child's ultimate own territory. In here the children learn to cope with the world, and ‘home themselves' in their own rooms. They decorate the place. They put up different kinds of echos on the walls. Pop stars, football idols. Things they collect fill up the shelves and drawers. In their rooms they listen to their favorite music, often identical to the music they all hear - but not identical with the family. In their rooms they practice transforming space to place.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationEscolas, familias e Lares : Um caleidoscópio de olhares
EditorsPedro Silva (ed.)
Number of pages282
Volume2
Place of publicationPorto
PublisherProfdicões
Publication year2007
Edition1.
Pages23-38
ISBN (print)978-972-8562-46-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • The kidsroom, own territory, coping, homing oneself

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