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Childhood as a cognitive category with specific references to orphans

Goal: Childhood as a cognitive category refers primarily to the cognitive function instilled in every human being and to the cognitive dimension of the social world: shared cognition, mutual problematization, etc. By acknowledging that children are born with a cognitive function, sociologists can begin to re-examine the tabula rasa metaphor and unsophisticated theories of socialization that until now have largely informed childhood studies.

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André Turmel
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The orphan is today a character who has somewhat disappeared from the radar screens of the social sciences in several respects. I suggest approaching this question with an analysis in three phases. First of all, I shall specify the premises and the postulates of the analysis which is going to follow. Secondly, I shall proceed to a description as exhaustive as possible and to a serialization of the inquiry about the orphan. Finally, I shall carry on the plural figures of the orphan whom the analysis of the corpus of observation allows to reach.
L’objectif de ce texte consiste à pourvoir une certaine épaisseur sociohistorique, et partant, une certaine consistance à à cette manie de la classification de l’enfant au Québec qui s’observe encore de nos jours. Ce faisant, retracer le fil d’Ariane qui permet d’y voir plus clair et de faire sens dans l’ensemble des bouleversements qui introduisent à la seconde modernité, en gros celle qui s’ouvre avec le numérique.
André Turmel
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Childhood as a cognitive category refers primarily to the cognitive function instilled in every human being and to the cognitive dimension of the social world: shared cognition, mutual problematization, etc. By acknowledging that children are born with a cognitive function, sociologists can begin to re-examine the tabula rasa metaphor and unsophisticated theories of socialization that until now have largely informed childhood studies.