Cuadernos de antropología social
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PAIS ANDRADE, Marcela Alejandra. El centro cultural: Una puerta abierta a la memoria. Cuad. antropol. soc. [online]. 2006, n.24, pp. 175-188. ISSN 1850-275X.
In this paper, we describe and analyze the cultural/leisure activities that are offered in Cultural Centers that depend on the Cultural Program in Neighborhoods, as possible ways of using the memory to represent the past. Those activities in a wide context, the Cultural Center, crystallize a public cultural policy (the Cultural Program in Neighborhoods) as one of the ways in which the State manages the collective memory. We focus on the cultural/leisure activities carried out by middle class young people, at three of those cultural Centers. At the same time, we reflect on how they signifies their life styles through this practices carried out in their spare time, and linked to hegemonic cultural consumption in relation with cultural policies. In order to do this, we have interviewed coordinators and cultural promoters, young people between 18 and 24 years old that carry out some cultural/leisure activity. We have analyzed surveys, documents and archives generates by Centers and the Program.
Palabras clave : Memory; Cultural/leisure activities; Cultural Centers; Young people; Middle class.