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DUARTE QUAPPER, Claudio. Adulcentrism society: focusing on its origin and reproduction. Ultima décad. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.36, pp.99-125. ISSN 0718-2236.

Our Western society can be characterized conceptually from different notions according to the axes of observation in the analysis privilege. In the case of this reflective exercise, the main focus is the relationship between age classes, specifically youth and adulthood. From that perspective, we say that this is an adult-centered society, produced as a result of various economic and political processes that have materially strengthened this mode of societal organization and construction of sociocultural matrix, on a symbolic level, power recreation and play, imaginary building that directly affect relationships and identity processes of different social subjects. This reflection shows processes that have enabled the emergence and reproduction of an adult-centered society, read from the conditions and situations of young people.

Keywords : youth; juventudes; being young; social production; naturalization; adultcentrism society; adultcentrism imaginaries.

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