Fabienne Huber: figures of cannibalism

The theme of cannibalism emerged in an unusual way in an adolescent therapy group and was a recurring theme throughout its history. This article will study the polysemia of cannibalistic fantasies as the group process evolves. According to our hypothesis, the role of group illusion enabled a passage from a melancholy form of cannibalism to an incestuous one, and afterwards to cannibalism that was a defense against genital sexuality.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 1, 17-26.