[Body and space in young people from migrant families].

Université Paris-Descartes.
Soins. Chirurgie 06/2011;
Source: PubMed


Adolescents generally use their body as an object of communication and cultural production. Young migrant girls mark their bodies to express a loss of meaning and direction. Tattoos, piercings and veils have a meaning which is different to that perceived by society.

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