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VITELLI, Celso. Adolescence and aesthetic identities in daily life. Educ. rev. [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.3, pp. 43-74. ISSN 0102-4698. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-46982009000300004.
This article deals with the contemporary transformations that have put forward different views of important concepts, of which we highlight those of culture, consumption, esthetics, adolescence and art. These concepts, related to one another, have been approached having the adolescent as the center of the discussion. The study attempts to bring the quotidian of the adolescent to the center of the scene, valuing every action and speech as a means to enable the investigation of adolescence, whereas considering the speed of the changes that mark the present time and space. The investigation has unveiled a quotidian in which adolescence is celebrated in our culture, at the same time influenced by a society strongly directed towards consumption, interfering in the conception of social and cultural values constantly produced and reproduced.
Keywords : Adolescence; Culture; Daily life.