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FISCHER, Rosa Maria Bueno. Media and youth: public and private experiences on culture. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2005, vol.25, n.65, pp. 43-58. ISSN 0101-3262.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32622005000100004.

I discuss results from research done with youth groups, about their experience with the media, regarding the ways on which our culture has been building the action and expression of public and private life. I analyse not only television "products" made for this public sphere, but also the "text" produced in discussion groups, regarding the way they would characterize today, for these youths, the "human conduct", the ordinary life, the changes and acquaintanceship among the "different ones". The analysis articulates concepts such as Foucault's power and subjectivity, Zygmunt Bauman's individualized society, with Hanna Arendt's proposal on human conduct and his problematic regarding the public and private spheres. I propose possible strategies for the school, in order to produce a thought over images with which we interact and motivate reciprocal ways of acquaintanceship.

Keywords : Media; Youth; Public sphere; Private sphere.

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