The experience of violence among the students of UNAM (2018-2020)

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This article seeks to explain the experience of violence among students at the upper secondary and higher levels of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. We propose that violence is taught, learned, subjective, signified, given meaning as part of a larger context and a passage of time that has installed it as one of the biggest problems in Mexico during recent times, and school is no exception. In this sense, we show that young students do not position themselves as passive victims, but use various strategies to act, resist or oppose violence through individual, group and / or collective actions for self-care purposes, get routines to give continuity to daily life, until they can transform the institution. The reflections are product of the dialogue of the results of two qualitative research projects. The analysis is carried out from data obtained in interviews, focus groups, participant and non-participant observation, techniques applied between 2018 and 2020 at the aforementioned university.

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Meneses Reyes, M., & Pogliaghi, L. (2022). The experience of violence among the students of UNAM (2018-2020). Education Policy Analysis Archives, 30, (62). https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.30.6382
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Student Experience in Latin American Higher Education
Author Biographies

Marcela Meneses Reyes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Dra. En Ciencias Políticas y Sociales con orientación en Sociología por la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Investigadora Titular del Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la UNAM. Miembro Permanente del Seminario de Educación Superior del Programa Universitario de Estudios sobre Educación Superior de la misma universidad. Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores Nivel I. Temas de investigación: juventud, violencia, ciudad, acción colectiva, movimientos estudiantiles.

Leticia Pogliaghi, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Dra. en Estudios Sociales por la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa. Investigadora Titular en el Instituto de Investigaciones sobre la Universidad y la Educación de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Participante permanente del Programa Universitario de Estudios sobre Educación Superior de la misma universidad. Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores Nivel I. Temas de investigación: jóvenes, estudiantes y violencia; subjetividades y acción colectiva.