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OSORIO BALLESTEROS, Abraham  and  ARTEAGA BOTELLO, Nelson. From discipline to control: children at risk and assistive devices in central Mexico. Estud. soc [online]. 2013, vol.21, n.41, pp.211-237. ISSN 0188-4557.

This paper examines some of de devices managed by certain public welfare institutions of central Mexico called to serve at-risk children, from 1960 through the first decade of the century. Based on the concepts of political rationalities and technologies of government, addresses the changes that have experimented and unfinished realize traffic has led to a form of disciplinary attention (represented by massive assistance and welfare interchangeably) to another control (represented by a less treatment and management assistance), which has resulted in an increasing state of helplessness process towards these children, while some groups to criminalize them.

Keywords : children in risk; devices; political rationalities; government technologies; mentoring and control.

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