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Ultima década

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HATIBOVIC DIAZ, Fuad  and  SANDOVAL MOYA, Juan. A metaphorical representation of political action in Chilean University students. Ultima décad. [online]. 2015, vol.23, n.42, pp.11-37. ISSN 0718-2236.

This article examines the metaphors used by young people to refer to students' political actions. Using a non-probabilistic convenience sampling method, we selected students from diverse traditional universities from the region of Valparaíso. Students were grouped according to their relationship to political action: a) social action groups, b) leadership groups, and c) no action groups. Data was collected using a discussion group technique and it was analysed using the Ibánez' discourse analysis method, focused on the nuclear level. Results evidenced that young people build metaphors depending on their reference group. Most of students' metaphors are critics to the political action in their universities; emphasizing critics to student's leaders and assemblies.

Keywords : metaphors; political action; university students; assemblies.

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