On-line version ISSN 2318-9282
DESIDADES is an electronic, peer-reviewed, scientific journal aiming at the dissemination of scientific knowledge in the area of childhood and youth. It is published every three months, in Portuguese and Spanish, by the Centre of Interdisciplinary Research and Interchange on Contemporary Childhood and Youth (NIPIAC), of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). It endeavours to make scientific knowledge accessible also to non-specialists and non-academics. It publishes original manuscripts, interviews and book reviews that critically discuss aspects of children's and youth's lives in view of their emancipation process. One of the sections, named Bibliographical Information, brings to the wide public information about recent publications, in the human and social sciences, on childhood and youth in Latin America. The journal stands as a platform of discussion and debates on issues of children's and youth's lives in the context of Latin America. DESIDADES means, as the title stands, that ages, regarded as crystallized criteria that essentialize and naturalize attitudes, behaviours and modes of existence according to a linear biographical temporalization, need to be problematized so as to permit new ways of understanding and enhancing the dialogue between generational groups.