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Pensando familias

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SILVA, Camila Cuencas Funari Mendes e  and  CORREA, Mariele Rodrigues. Symbolic exchanges between generations: grandparents, grandchildren and children's literature. Pensando fam. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp. 124-137. ISSN 1679-494X.

This work aims at understanding the intergenerational relationships between grandparents and grandchildren in contemporary society. To this end, we analyze two works of Children's Literature as a form of manifestation of the importance of symbolic exchanges between generations. Selected Menina Nina: duas razões para não chorar, Ziraldo (2002) and A menina, o cofrinho e a vovó by Cora Coralina (2009). We adopt a psychoanalytic reading as a reference for analysis, since it excels in psychic construction of the individual, his unconscious design and its interaction with the socio-cultural environment , which allows to explore and reflect on the links between generations , thus serving as a research method and interpretation of relationships within the family . We confirm our hypothesis with writers - grandparents, here represented by Ziraldo and Cora Coralina, which produced works that highlight the experience with their grandchildren. Thus, grandparents, grandchildren and readers are active in recovery and symbolic transmission characters.

Keywords : Grandparents and grandchildren; Intergenerational relationships; Family; Children's literature.

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