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Una aproximación a los usos sociales del cuerpo en espacios correccionales

Author(s): Graciela-María Tedesco

Journal: Boletín Científico Sapiens Research
ISSN 2215-9312

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 85;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: bodies | institutions | social relationships | young people.

This paper analyzes the relationship between body and space uses of correctional institutions, from material collected in an ethnographic re-search conducted in schools for young people "in conflict with the law" of the city of Cordoba. The body is considered here as a symbolic con-struct whose representations are linked to social status, a world view and definition of the person (Le Breton, 1995). From this, it seeks to in-vestigate some social applications built in these institutional settings, and different interactions occurred between the young and institutional staff. Thus, the job takes a tour of practices that constitute a process in which different ways of showing the body, hiding, playing on the edge and consider embodiment as a capital (Wacquant, 1999).
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