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TORO BLANCO, Pablo. Dimensiones de la confección de una juventud virtuosa: manuales de urbanidad en Chile (c.1840-c.1900). Universum [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.1, pp. 191-205. ISSN 0718-2376.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-23762012000100010.

It has been pointed out that the idea of youth is a social and cultural construction determined by his environment and circumstances. Historiography has coincided in considering the schooling process as one of his most important factors. This paper analyzesa specific dimension of how the modern notion of youth was handcrafted in Chile during the second half of the XIXth century. In a reading of theetiquette handbooks used in the public secondary education it is possible to observe constitutive elements of the normative speech with regard to how the youth has to be formed in the classrooms of the educational system in consolidation.

Keywords : Chilean youth; urbanity; school manuals.

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