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ZALDUA, Graciela et al. Adolescents narratives in critical contexts. Anu. investig. [online]. 2009, vol.16, pp. 305-315. ISSN 1851-1686.

This project explores representations and subjectifying practices of adolescents in contexts of vulnerability, attending schools in Priority Action Area (Education) and in street situation in the south of Buenos Aires City. From the perspective of Community Social Psychology we aim to promote opportunities for subjectivation, social bonds and citizenship in territories of social vulnerability, precariousness and fragility of existences. Through group devices, interviews and participant observations with adolescents, teachers, authorities and programme operators we reconstruct the narrative context in which they articulate conceptions of self, others and future projections. Through content analysis, we categorize individual and collective emergents, interdependent with reflective and non-conscious processes that constitute the symbolic and social networks in which they live. Naturalization of structural violence and teenage pregnancy emerged as analyzers of constructions that need to be questioned, based on the enforceability of rights and gender equity. We put forward the questioning of the viability of public policies, intergenerational sustainability and support and care environments with stakeholders, based on discourses and practices that resist destructive ways that destabilize psychic organization and ensure social expulsion.

Keywords : Narratives of adolescence; Social vulnerability; Social policies; Community Social Psychology.

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