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Comunicar Journal 26: Communication for Health (Vol. 13 - 2006)

New approaches in health communication: a research exposure


Miguel de-Aguilera-Moyano

Julián Pindado-Pindado


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.


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

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