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DIAZ SANCHEZ, Josefina. Identity, adolescence and culture. Secondary school students in a regional context. RMIE [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.29, pp.431-457. ISSN 1405-6666.

This study, through the use of qualitative techniques and a survey, documents certain aspects that configure the construction of the identity of young people enrolled in secondary school in a marginalized region of Estado de México. The research recognizes the contributions of the local and regional culture in the identity-related processes of rural and urban adolescents, as well as the specific cultural expressions and crises of their stage of life.The article emphasizes the importance of students’ peer relationships in their transition from family to society, andexplains the professional and employment projects young people create, based on their socioeconomic conditions and scholastic trajectory. In this process, migration is one of their main ideas for the near, possible future.

Keywords : young people; secondary education; cultural factors; rural setting; urban setting; Mexico.

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