The imprisonment of childhood. How difficult it is to grow up in town

Author/s Elisabetta Forni
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/40 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. File size 383 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2011-001004
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In our western urbanized world children suffer from forms of segregation and control: children are just as ‘awkward’ as other social groups because they hinder the so-called moral order of profit and consumption. Home, school, supervised and organized places of leisure activities are presented as refuges against dangers in the street, which is therefore forbidden to children by any means, including a curfew. But the free use of public spaces (consisting of streets, squares, plazas, empty and marginal areas) is fundamental to social skills development for children. One of the three principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the one concerning participation and autonomy, is infringed.

Elisabetta Forni, La reclusione dell’infanzia. Com’è difficile crescere in città in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 40/2011, pp , DOI: 10.3280/LAS2011-001004