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Ultima década

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WALD, Gabriela. Is the culture used as a resource?: Case studies on two projects of youth orchestras with social inclusion goals in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ultima décad. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.44, pp.257-290. ISSN 0718-2236.

This article analyzes the potentials and limitations of two projects of youth orchestras in working-class neighborhoods to influence different aspects of the young participants lives: in their representations, some of their practices, their identities and subjectivities construction, and in the formulation of their biographical projects. Distancing from the two most common positions used to interpret these programs -those that celebrate them as «social integration» interventions and those that criticize them for reproducing practices of domination- the research shows that only some young people of these neighborhoods can participate and stay in this kind of projects. Nevertheless, when this occurs, processes of transformation can take place.

Keywords : young people; social policy; cultural policy.

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