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BENITEZ LARGHI, Sebastián. The youth experience of time and space from the appropriation of information and communication technologies in La Plata, Argentina. Andamios [online]. 2018, vol.15, n.36, pp.343-368. ISSN 1870-0063.

This article aims to analyze how time and space are experienced among young people from Argentinean popular and media classes, focusing on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) appropriation; namely, the uses of computer, cell phones and the Internet in youth everyday life. To fulfill this goal, actor’s perspective will be recovered through a qualitative approach, based mainly on in-depth interviews with young men and women, which are students at high schools in La Plata and Great La Plata (Buenos Aires) and beneficiaries of Programa Conectar-Igualdad (PCI). The evidence of this research suggests that being young in contemporary societies is based on new approaches to time and space managing, articulating intimacy, privacy and public issues, all of which are pushed by ICT uses. Nevertheless, these patterns do not appear univocal nor homogeneous, but, on the contrary, they acquire diverse senses, depending on the socio-cultural context of appropriation.

Keywords : Appropriation; ICT; Time; Space; Youth.

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