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Salud colectiva

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VILLA, Alejandro Marcelo. Invisible deaths among youth in the south of Buenos Aires: biographical reconstructions and itineraries of the experience of families and friends. Salud colect. [online]. 2019, vol.15, e1707. ISSN 1669-2381.

Many sources of secondary data and some previous studies highlight the magnitude of homicides among young people in marginalized populations of the southern part of the City of Buenos Aires. With an approach that incorporates the perspectives of the sociology of individuation, the anthropology of moralities, and the psychic processes involved in subjectivation, an in-depth cases study was conducted between the years 2014 and 2016. A set of biographies of young people who died in front of other young people were reconstructed through the testimonies of families and friends of dead youth. The work aims to delve into the different contexts and conditions of possibility of the experiences of these actors, in which the process of biographical reconstruction linked to youth sociabilities, along with pain and vulnerabilities after a death, can lead to a social critique of the naturalization of the violence among young people in the everyday life of marginalized neighborhoods.

Keywords : Youths; Violence; Death; Biography; Argentina.

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