Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)
On-line version ISSN 1984-6487
BLAZQUEZ, Gustavo. Facing violence: physical aggression and forms of social classification among lower class young women in Argentina. Sex., Salud Soc. (Rio J.) [online]. 2010, n.6, pp. 10-40. ISSN 1984-6487. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-64872010000100002.
This article addresses the embodiment of gender and class, by analyzing a form of assault that involves face slashing among teenage women at public high schools across Argentina. Rather than explaining the meaning of such cruel acts, this is presented as an exhibition - both in the photographic sense and as a written claim submitted to an authority - alert to the subjective experience of pain by the victims.
Keywords : youth; women; violence; performativity; Argentina.