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Comunicación y sociedad

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PEREZ DOMINGUEZ, Martha Erika. Digital communication between pleasure and danger: a feminist reading of youth sexting. Comun. soc [online]. 2020, vol.17, e7432.  Epub Jan 27, 2021. ISSN 0188-252X.

This paper explores a form of digital communication among young people that arises with the cheapening of digital technologies and the emergence of the Internet: sexting. Based on a qualitative methodology and a gender theoretical approach, it explores the forms of experience and significance of this practice in young people aged 15 to 19, from two Mexican cities. It is concluded that sexting must be understood as a collective practice, not individual, inserted in a framework of gender relations and, therefore, power relations. It seeks to contribute to the understanding of a new and scarcely studied communicative phenomenon in Mexico.

Keywords : Sexuality; gender; youth; digital culture; sexting.

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