Emmanuel Diet : critical perspectives on adolescence, school acculturation and hypermodern politics

In the context of neo-liberalism and the collapse of social meta-frameworks, the disavowal of generational difference provokes a crisis in cultural transmission at school by avoiding the conflictual nature of Oedipal conflicts and attacking psychical and cultural organizers. Adolescent suffering, violence and transgression should be understood as symptoms and consequences of the political idealization of perversion and of regression to the infantile in the socio-historical situation.

Adolescence, 2009, T. 27, n°2, pp. 431-445.