Health, youth culture, lifestyle, risk culture, identity, risk practices


This paper examines the most significant contributions in health communication on adolescents and young people developed inside the positivist and interpretativist com-municative currents. Analyzing the results obtained by both models, a new investigati-ve approach is required, which would focus on the risk understood as a symptom of uncertain times dominated by a multitude of symbolic mediated resources and as an essential ingredient to youth culture and their lifestyle.


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de-Aguilera-Moyano, M., & Pindado-Pindado, J. (2006). New approaches in health communication: a research exposure. [Nuevos enfoques en comunicación y salud: perspectivas de investigación]. Comunicar, 26, 13-20.



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