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CHAVEZ ARELLANO, María Eugenia; VAZQUEZ GARCIA, Verónica and DE LA ROSA REGALADO, Aurelia. Gossip and social gender and sexuality representations amongst teenager students. Perfiles educativos [online]. 2007, vol.29, n.115, pp. 21-48. ISSN 0185-2698.
This paper results from research conducted among teenager students of the senior high school of the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (UACH), an agronomical college where the number of male students is three times higher than that of female students. Both boys and girls spend most of the day together since they are full time students and live on campus. The objective of this paper is to examine the role of gossip among the student population, as well as the social representations they have about gender and sexuality. We analyze the impact of gossip and the relations of power and violence involved in which result from this every day practice.
Keywords : Gossip Social representations; Teenagers; Sexuality; Violence.