GUTTON PHILIPPE : Words of seminary

The term political has been used for a long time for very different approaches to the issue of the other in adolescence : it is distinguished as the “ instituted other ” (family, teacher, companion) by its societal or institutional functions. From this confrontation, there emerges both the idea of opposition which is hard to oppose, and of anaclitic relation. It as if the function of the political helped to localize, to situate in the social space-time, desire as it presides over adolescent subjectivation. The political would be a statutory attribute of the parental subject in the transference within adolescence’s tertiary function. The latter defined, in Le pubertaire (Gutton, 1991) would be a singular message from the social situation in which the adolescent necessarily finds himself, and wishes once again to evolve.