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L. SAUCEDO, Claudia. Secondary Students. Their Appropriations of Cultural Resources to Recreate their Condition as Young People at School. RMIE [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.29, pp.403-429. ISSN 1405-6666.

This article analyzes the ways secondary school students appropriate cultural resources (material and symbolic) from the school context or other contexts, to express and recreate their condition as young people. For example, through classroom games, the use of tools like the grade book and school assignments, and the handling of backpacks, students construct forms of participation for having fun, organizing power relationships and processes of inclusion/exclusion, and attempting to be recognized as fashionable young people. I also consider the perspective of school personnel regarding the use of cultural resources, but I sustain that students must be analyzed in their present situation, and not as adolescents who are expected to change over time.

Keywords : students; young people; secondary education; cultural factors; teachers; Mexico.

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