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OLIVEIRA, Indira Caldas Cunha de  and  FRANCISCHINI, Rosângela. Right to play: the (im)possibilities in the context of productive childish job. PsicoUSF [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.1, pp. 59-70. ISSN 1413-8271.

Among several aspects related to childhood we have chosen the rights of the children to play, which is considered an important activity for their development according to several theoretical perspectives in Psychology, among which we highlight the social-historic approach. In that context, the aim of this work was to investigate from their speech and their practices how children in working situation play in their everyday lives. Four children participated in the research, developing activities in the process of cashew nuts advantaging. We recurred to interviews, participating observations, and photographs. The perspective of analysis for this work is based on social-historic and discursive studies. Due to the analysis of the corpus, we realize that the subjects in the research can live, even in a partial way, its truth. Thus, the work restrains the construction of those children's culture, because the time they get is damaged largely due to their work on the cashew nuts.

Keywords : Childhood; Ludic; Productive infant work.

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