Socio-historical analysis of the youth concept

Published: 1 October 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ptdgmcrbp8.1


This article explores different constructions on the concept of youth through an analytical historical examination of the institutional concept of youth elaborated by international organizations. It contains a review of the concept of youth adopted by Panamanian legislation and compares its content with the conceptualizations of youth offered in the Central American and Caribbean region. Several recent theoretical approaches to the concept of youth are analyzed, in which an attempt is made to develop an approach based on the set of social and economic relations that determine the youth subject in his life in society. Finally, we describe from some theoretical assumptions of the sociology of youth and social history, considerations around the process of articulation of this subject in the historical processes in Panama.



Biblioteca Nacional de Panama, Acceso a Bibliografia Cientifica


Social Sciences, Cultural Sociology, Youth, Social History