Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud
Print version ISSN 1692-715X
PLESNICAR, Lorena Natalia. The youth object in the I Latin American Youth Conference. Argentina. Rev.latinoam.cienc.soc.niñez juv [online]. 2009, vol.7, n.2, suppl.1, pp. 1209-1227. ISSN 1692-715X.
This article analyzes how the Youth object was discursively constructed in the I Latin American Youth Conference that was held in Madrid in 1987. To approach the document issued on occasion of the conference, it turns to discourse critical analysis (DCA), especially to the perspective developed by Norman Fairclough and Ruth Wodak. The analysis shows how youth is textually constructed as a generational perspective, how it is enunciated from homogeneity, how the youth problems are referred to in order to present it, later, as a problem; and how the need to give attention to youth is declared. Similarly and finally, it shows how to consolidate common actions and how to look for contributions from international entities.
Keywords : youth; discourse; youth policies.