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KAPLAN, Carina V  and  SZAPU, Ezequiel. Young and denied subjectivity: Notes to think about the socio-educational intervention on self-injurious practices and suicide. Psicoperspectivas [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.1, pp.42-52.  Epub Mar 15, 2019. ISSN 0718-6924.

The denial of subjectivity resulting from inequalities provokes in the young students’ feelings of existential emptiness that can lead to acts of violence against themselves. The phenomena of physical self-injury and suicide are expressions of a social pain that cannot be channeled through other channels. This paper presents a series of results of a socio-educational research whose purpose is to understand the social construction of emotions in school life and its relationships with the production of violence. Based on in-depth interviews, the student perspective is interpreted in order to identify and characterize the problems related to the practices of suicide and self-harm. By increasing the recurrence among the young population and going through the school plot, these phenomena begin to occupy a prominent place in the public policy agenda and in the elaboration of strategies aimed at socio-educational intervention.

Keywords : denied subjectivity; self-harm; socio-educational intervention; suicide; young people.

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